Geoffrey Wheatcroft is a veteran English journalist and author. He studied history educated at Oxford, before spending several years in publishing. In 1975, he joined the weekly Spectator where he was Literary Editor as well as columnist and reporter, and where, he says, he learned how to write.
He left to write his first book, The Randlords, published in 1985. Mr Wheatcroft was later “Londoner’s Diary” Editor of the Evening Standard but for many years now he has been a freelance journalist and independent author, writing for London papers but even more American, among others the New York Times, the New Republic and the New York Review of Books. He has also been a frequent lecturer at the British Studies Seminar at the University of Texas.
In 1996 he published The Controversy of Zion: Jewish Nationalism, The Jewish State, And The Unresolved Jewish Dilemma, which won an American National Jewish Book Award. He published Le Tour: A History of the Tour de France for the centenary of the race in 2003. The Strange Death of Tory England was followed by his philippic Yo, Blair!, and in 2021 Churchill’s Shadow, which the New York Times chose as one of its 100 Significant Books of the Year.