Anne Atkins is a novelist and the author of The Lost Child, On Our Own and A Fine and Private Place, as well as a number of works of non-fiction. She is a regular contributor to the radio feature “Thought for the Day” on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
She was the Daily Telegraph’s first agony aunt (1996–2000), and has also written regular columns for the Mail and the Express. She has writen for most of the country’s national newspapers including The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, the Sun and the Express, as well as magazines such as Country Life, The Lady and Women’s Own.
She presented The Agony Hour series for Channel 5; Watch Your ****ing Language for Channel 4; Why People Hate Christians for BBC Radio 4; the dilemmas spot for ITV’s Sunday, and frequently comments on programmes such as Question Time, Any Questions? and the Today programme. She was a contributor to Why I’m Still an Anglican and is author of Split Image, male and female after God’s likeness.
She is a Christian by conviction and an Anglican by upbringing.
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"Battle of Ideas could be called Search for Truth. Mundane consensus and conventional wisdom are the enemies of truth. Happily, neither of those are available at the Battle."
George Pitcher, journalist; Anglican priest, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street