Ian Thomson wrote for the Sunday Times from 1987 to 2011, ceasing to contribute under the literary editorship of Andrew Holgate. It remains the largest-selling British national “quality” Sunday newspaper. Here is a selection of Ian Thomson’s recent reviews.
Published: 04 January 2009
In the 1960s, Che Guevara’s bearded face appeared on the walls of student bedsits more dependably than rising damp. The famous photograph of straggly hair and saintly eyes was taken in the Cuban capital of Havana in 1960, a year after the revolucion.
Published 20 May 2012
The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me by Pico Iyer.
Published: 16 September 2007.
Graham Greene: A Life in Letters edited by Richard Greene.
Published: 30 May 2004.
Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B S Johnson by Jonathan Coe.
Published: 21 September 2003.
Martha Gellhorn: A Life by Caroline Moorehead.
Published: 20 May 2007.
Garibaldi by Lucy Riall.
Published: 4 September 2011
Unofficial life of Ballard that accuses him of a host of unsavoury foibles.
Published: 17 October 2004.
Borges by Edwin Williamson