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 as a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and he also interviewed Philip Pullman ahead of the hugely anticipated release of The Book of Dust, for BBC2’s Front Row.
2018 sees 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.
He also regularly reviews newspapers on Sky News, and has appeared as a pundit on almost every broadcast channel. In 2017 he stepped away from his LBC show which saw him every Sunday afternoon, rounding up the weeks news and looking ahead to upcoming events, cultural happenings and political debates. From penning articles like How To Be a Bard Ass (reading Shakespeare on the tube), in depth discussions with academics on the TLS podcast, which can be heard below, 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…