Iain Hollingshead is an author, journalist and lyricist (and a full-time History teacher). His first novel – Twenty Something – was published in May 2006. His second, Beta Male, appeared in April 2010. He has also written three spin-off books for the BBC’s BAFTA-winning spy drama Spooks, and has edited nine bestselling collections of unpublished letters to The Daily Telegraph in the Am I Alone in Thinking…? series. He is represented by Charlie Campbell at Ed Victor Ltd.
Iain also co-authored and produced a musical – Blair on Broadway (“A show-stealing triumph” – Metro) – which ran for three weeks in a pub theatre before transferring to the West End in January 2008. His second musical, ‘The End of History’, is showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden in November 2017. He has appeared regularly on radio and television, including the Today programme, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 2 and the BBC World Service.
Iain graduated from Cambridge University in 2003 with a first class degree in History and was runner-up in the Guardian Student Media Awards as Columnist of the Year. His journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, from the Guardian to GQ, Grazia to The Sunday Times. Regular columns have included “Loose Ends”, in the Saturday Guardian, and “Friends”, a pastiche of the coalition government in The Sunday Telegraph.