Ian Thomson has contributed reviews, interviews and articles to the Spectator since 1987. The magazine was founded in 1828. The literary pages represent a broad church of opinions.


The Tablet was founded in 1840 by a Quaker convert to Catholicism, Frederick Lucas, ten years before the restoration of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales. Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh were among its contributors. A selection of recent reviews and articles:   The Alhambra by Robert Irwin. Review A Writer’s People: Ways of …

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Ian Thomson first wrote for the Observer in 1999. Founded in 1791, it is the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper (and sister to the daily Guardian). Here is a selection of more recent reviews:

Times Literary Supplement

Ian Thomson first wrote the Times Literary Supplement in the late 1980s, contributing on a range of subjects. The TLS first appeared in 1902 as a supplement to the Times, but became a separate publication in 1941.


Ian Thomson first contributed to the newspaper the year it was founded in 1986. Nicknamed ‘The Indy’, since 2010 it has be owned by Alexander Lebedev. Here are some recent contributions: