Stig
Abell

Writer and editor.

Stig Abell presents the breakfast show on Times Radio, a station he helped to launch in 2020. Before that he was a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Front Row and was the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement. At one time or another he has written for almost every newspaper in Britain, and one or two in America as well. Stig's book How Britain Really Works was published in 2018, in November 2020 he released his second book What to Read Next. His next book will be a detective novel set in the countryside. He lives in London with his wife, three children and two independent-minded cats called Boo and Ninja (his children named them, obviously).


  • I believe they caused the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cases in Scotland. https://t.co/tmBoJNLD6U

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Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country

Sunday Times
on How Britain Really Works

Wry and readable... a smart execution of an idea that is more important than it sounds - in a world convulsed by polarising ideologies and white-hot feelings, there is a lot to be said for writing that is cool and fact-based 

Guardian
on How Britain Really Works