Hugo Rifkind is a writer for the Times. He writes an opinion column on Fridays, and the spoof diary My Week on Saturdays. He also writes a fortnightly column for the Spectator, and is an occasional guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. His first novel, Overexposure, was published in 2006. 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 one wife, one daughter, and no known pets.
Overexposure (Canongate, 2007)
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University