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John Walsh

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John Walsh began his journalistic career selling advertising space in The Tablet to nuns. Since then he's been literary editor of three newspapers, a contributor to scores of magazines from the New Yorker to Mojo, and spent 20 years as a columnist, feature writer, food critic and interviewer on the Independent. He was director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in the late 1990s, and for 17 years could be heard on the Radio 4 literary quiz show, The Write Stuff.  He is married, has three children and divides his time between west London and West Sussex.

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