Simon Hoggart

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Full name: Simon Hoggart (26th May 1946 - 5th January 2014)

Area of interest: Government, Politics, Westminster life

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: simon.hoggart@guardian.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: Guardian.co / Simon Hoggart

Blog: Comments is free...

Representation: The Edge Entertainment Agency

Networks: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/simon-hoggart/a/93a/120

Biography:

About:

Education: Hymers College, Hull; Wyggeston Boys' School, Leicester; King's College, Cambridge

Career: Joined The Guardian in 1968: Northern Ireland reporter and Political correspondent; moved to The Observer: US correspondent, columnist, political editor; Punch magazine: regular contributor; The Guardian: parliamentary sketch writer, 1993-to present; The Spectator: wine column-

Current position/role: Political commentator, Parliamentary sketchwriter

  • also writes/has written for: Spectator, The New Humanist

Other roles/Main role: Broadcaster

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Broadcast media:

Video: For a long period presented the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4

Controversy/Criticism:

background info: Kimberly Quinn and the David Blunkett paternity case (Wikipedia)

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Scoops:

Other: Son of sociologist Richard Hoggart; brother of TV critic Paul Hoggart

Books & Debate:

  • Little Boxes: a selection of Bryan McAllister cartoons OCLC 16428998 , 1977
  • The Pact: the inside story of the Lib-Lab government, 1977-8 OCLC 4786766 , with Alistair Michie, 1978
  • Michael Foot: a portrait OCLC 8223055 , with David Leigh, 1981
  • On the House: the personalities and the politics from the irreverent Punch column OCLC 12466550 , 1981
  • Back on the house OCLC 9905950 , 1982
  • House of ill fame OCLC 12520428 , 1985
  • House of cards: a selection of modern political humour OCLC 18624628 , (ed.), 1988
  • America: a user's guide OCLC 24720405 , 1991
  • Bizarre beliefs by Simon Hoggart OCLC 35640259 , with Mike Hutchinson, 1995
  • House of correction OCLC 32926365 , 1995
  • Live briefs: a political sketch book OCLC 41357930 , with Steve Bell, 1996
  • Playing to the gallery: Parliamentary sketches from Blair year zero OCLC 50214833 , 2002
  • Punchlines: a crash course in english with John Prescott OCLC 62759231 , 2003
  • The cat that could open the fridge: a curmudgeon's guide to christmas round-robin Letters OCLC 59187620 , 2004
  • The hamster that loved Puccini: the seven modern sins of christmas round-robin Letters OCLC 61425850 , 2005
  • Don't tell mum: hair-raising messages home from gap-year travellers OCLC 70882255 , with Emily Monk, 2006
  • The hands of history: parliamentary sketches 1997-2007 OCLC225734672 , 2007
  • The Blair years: hand of history: the complete parliamentary sketches, 1997-2007 OCLC123375360 , 2007

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The Guardian:

Column name: Simon Hoggart's Week

Remit/Info: Government, Politics, Westminster life

Section:

Role: Political Commentator; Parliamentary Sketchwriter

Pen-name:

Email: simon.hoggart@guardian.co.uk

Websites: Guardian.co / Simon Hoggart; see also... Guardian.co / Backbencher

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Saturday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 950 words

Articles:

The Guardian:

Column name: Simon Hoggart's Sketch

Remit/Info: Government, Politics, Westminster life

Section: UK news

Role: Political Commentator; Parliamentary Sketchwriter

Pen-name:

Email: simon.hoggart@guardian.co.uk

Websites: Guardian.co / Simon Hoggart; see also... Guardian.co / Backbencher

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Tuesday to Saturday

Regularity: five days per week

Column format:

Average length: Tues / Frid = 500 words; Sat = 950 words

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