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.
Fidel & Che: A Revolutionary Friendship by Simon Reid-Henry
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.
The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me
Published 20 May 2012
The Man Within My Head: Graham Greene, My Father and Me by Pico Iyer.
Graham Greene: A Life in Letters edited by Richard Greene
Published: 16 September 2007.
Graham Greene: A Life in Letters edited by Richard Greene.
Review: Biography: Like a Fiery Elephant by Jonathan Coe
Published: 30 May 2004.
Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B S Johnson by Jonathan Coe.
Review: Biography: Martha Gellhorn by Caroline Moorehead
Published: 21 September 2003.
Martha Gellhorn: A Life by Caroline Moorehead.
Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero | The Sunday Times
Published: 20 May 2007.
Garibaldi by Lucy Riall.
The Inner Man: The Life of JG Ballard by John Baxter | The
Published: 4 September 2011
Unofficial life of Ballard that accuses him of a host of unsavoury foibles.
Biography: Borges by Edwin Williamson | The Sunday Times
Published: 17 October 2004.
Borges by Edwin Williamson