Hugo Rifkind is a leader writer for the Times, where he also writes columns, features, reviews and satire. He writes columns for the Spectator and GQ, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. His first novel, Overexposure, was published in 2006 and a collection of his satirical columns My Weeks: The Secret Diaries of Almost Everybody in 2013.
He was born in Edinburgh in 1977, attended George Watson’s College and Loretto School, and studied Philosophy at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He now lives in London with two daughters and one wife.
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