Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Craig Brown is a British satirist and journalist, and the author of 18 books. He has been writing his parodic diary in Private Eye since 1989. He is the only person ever to have won three different British Press Awards – for best humorist, columnist and critic – in the same year. He has been a columnist for, among others, The Guardian, The Times, The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph. He currently writes for The Daily Mail and the The Mail on Sunday. His biography of The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of their break-up, One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time, has been a Sunday Times bestseller. His previous book, Ma’am Darling: Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret was an international bestseller, and won several awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Past Quarter Century: The Baillie Gifford Prize Winner of Winners, recommended by Sophie Roell

“All the best stories are true” runs the tagline of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, the UK’s pre-eminent nonfiction book award. This year, to celebrate the prize’s 25th birthday, a panel of judges picked out books for a winner of winners award, making for an excellent collection of nonfiction books from the last quarter of a century, as Five Books editor Sophie Roell explains.

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