I'm a journalist
I write for the Sunday Times (of London). For six years, I was feature writer and associate editor on the Financial Times magazine.
I have written for many English language newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The New Statesman, CNBC Business, Esquire, Harpers Bazaar, Intelligent Life and Wallpaper.
I’ve interviewed a huge range of people, including Hollywood actors, rock stars, sportsmen, artists, politicians, financiers, Nobel-winning scientists, philanthropists and any number of “ordinary” people who have had extraordinary experiences.
(The best thing about being a journalist is meeting people.)
I have also written a lot about technical subjects, of the sort that might make people’s eyes glaze over, or indeed brim over, and feel especially happy when those work out OK.
People who have been kind about my writing include the documentary maker Michael Moore, the film and theatre director Richard Eyre and the late Nobel-winner Harold Pinter, who commented: “Very good. Very funny… In fact, it made me laugh.”
I’m still learning to be a better journalist.
I do other things too.