Hastings, Sir Max

Sir Max Hastings

Elected: 1996

Year of birth: 1945

Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper.  He now writes regularly for the Daily Mail and reviews for the Sunday Times and New York Review of Books.  He has published twenty-six books and his latest is The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945 (2015). He has received awards both for his books and journalism, the most recent being the Chicago Pritzker Military Library’s Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was editor, then editor-in-chief, of The Daily Telegraph from 1986-1995, and of the Evening Standard 1996-2002. Max Hastings’ new book Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975’will be published by HarperCollins in 2018.

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