Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He is also a columnist for The Big Issue and a writer for the Spectator. Last year he was nominated for the Columnist of the Year Award at the Press Publishing Awards. The Telegraph calls him “one of Britain’s sharpest social commentators”, while the Guardian thinks he is a “sub-Danny Dyer obnoxious intellectual wind-up merchant”. A collection of his essays, A Duty to Offend, was published last year by Connor Court.

Related Sessions
Saturday 20 March 2010, 1.45pm The Great Hall
Thursday 14 October 2010, 6.00pm House of Literature, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167, Oslo, Norway
Saturday 30 October 2010, 10.30am Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Saturday 30 October 2010, 5.15pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Monday 8 November 2010, 6.30pm The Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 West 11th St, New York, USA

A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays by Brendan O’Neill (Connor Court, 2015)
Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas [as Ethan Greenhart], (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008)

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