Stig is the Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Britain’s leading weekly literary newspaper. Joining TLS after having been Managing Editor of the Sun, Stig’s career has taken in arts journalism, press regulation (he ran the Press Complaints Commission whilst still in his twenties) and crisis management. Away from print Stig can be heard presenting the breakfast show along side Aasmah Mir on Times Radio from the end of June 2020 every Monday to Thursday from 6 to 10am. Stig has also presented BBC Radio 4’s flahship weekly art show Front Row as well as interviewingPhilip Pullman ahead of the hugely anticipated release of The Book of Dust, for BBC2’s Front Row. He has also hosted his own show for LBC as well as being a regular newspaper reviewer on Sky News.
2018 saw the release of Stig’s first book How Britain Really Works where he looks at looks at and explains Britain’s core intuitions (the economy, the military, schools, hospitals, the media, and more) and how they have shaped the country we live in today.
From penning articles like How To Be a Bard Ass (reading Shakespeare on the tube), in depth discussions with academics on the TLS podcast, right through to commenting on the current political climate Stig is as comfortable ploughing through Ulysses as he is dissecting the day’s papers.
You can find Stig tweeting regularly below. He is not on Facebook because he feels he does not have enough friends…