Meet the Author – Lord Daniel Finkelstein

Thursday, October 15


Steve Levinson will interview Lord Daniel Finkelstein at 2.30 pm.

Daniel Finkelstein has been awarded the OBE and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013. He was named political commentator of the year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2010, 2011 and 2013 and received the Journalist of the Year Award 2011. He is Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Daniel Finkelstein writes a weekly political column for The Times, which he joined in 2001.  ‘How long does a column take? Well it’s 1,150 words and it usually takes between two and three hours to write down. But in reality it has taken me somewhere between three hours and the entirety of my life since I was eight years old.’

His recent book  Everything in Moderation  was published in August and is a collection of his greatest writings from The Times, ranging from the personal – with his articles on growing up Jewish in Hendon Central and on the deaths of both of his parents – to the political, with columns on how to predict elections, the way political science showed us Ed Miliband was on his way to defeat, and why the base rate of coups meant Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t be ousted before an election.
Wry, informed and often brilliantly funny, these pieces zip between Walt Disney, Hilary Clinton, David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, Clement Attlee and Muhammed Ali. They make arguments about football, assisted dying, the art of becoming Prime Minister and the musical Hamilton.

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