Craig Brown

Craig Brown’s last book, One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. His previous book, Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature, and was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US. His first article appeared in the New Statesman in 1978. Since then, he has written for many newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the New York Times and the Spectator. He has been writing the parodic celebrity diary for Private Eye for over thirty years. He lives in Aldeburgh, Suffolk with his wife Frances Welch; they have two children and a grandchild.

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