John-Paul Flintoff

Mostly, I'm a writer

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.”

As a journalist, 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. For eight years, I worked for The Sunday Times (of London), and before that I was a writer and editor on The Financial Times Magazine.

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’m still learning to be a better journalist.