Sunday Times

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