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Christopher Hitchens's Biography

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English American author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as "Hitch" was a columnist and literary critic for New Statesman, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Daily Mirror, The Times Literary Supplement, Free Inquiry, and Vanity Fair. He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays. As a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, he was a prominent public intellectual, and his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure.

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  • Review: Funny girls at Melbourne International Comedy Festival challenge ...

      News Source: Sydney Morning Herald | 7 days ago
    3.5 out of 5 stars Up Front Main Hall, Melbourne Town Hall April 16   Each year the Comedy Festival showcases an array of its female comics in the Upfront gala. Presumably the event would have challenged to the likes of Christopher Hitchens, who
  • The poetry that moves men to tears

      News Source: The Guardian | 19 days ago
    Late one afternoon some 20 years ago, a close family friend called to tell me of a sudden domestic crisis. My wife and I went straight round to take him out to dinner, during which he began to quote a Thomas Hardy poem, The Darkling Thrush. Upon
  • Michele Hewitson interview: Tim Wilson

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 20 days ago
    The newlywed journalist, a devout Catholic convert, is already writing a sequel to his new novel, News Pigs Tim Wilson, the son of a minister, became an atheist in his 20s as being a Christian got in the way of his carousing. Photo / Greg Bowker

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