Melanie Phillips
columnist, The Times; regular panellist, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze; author, The Legacy and best-selling book, Londonistan

Melanie Phillips, journalist, broadcaster and author, is Britain’s best known and most controversial champion of traditional values in the culture war.

Her weekly column, which currently appears in The Times of London, has been published over the years in the GuardianObserver, Sunday Times and Daily Mail. She also writes for the Jerusalem Post and Jewish Chronicle, is a regular panellist on BBC Radio’s Moral Maze and speaks on public platforms throughout the English-speaking world.

Her best-selling book Londonistan, about the British establishment’s capitulation to Islamist aggressionwas published in 2006. She followed this in 2010 with The World Turned Upside Downthe Global Battle over God, Truth and Power.

Her first novel, The Legacy, which deals with conflicted Jewish identity, antisemitism and the power of history, was published in April 2018. Her updated personal and political memoir, Guardian Angel, was published a few weeks previously.

You can follow Melanie’s work at her website,, or follow her on Twitter: @MelanieLatest.