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Mark Lawson

Journalist and Broadcaster

Mark Lawson, Journalist and Broadcaster

Mark Lawson is a Guardian columnist and feature writer who previously wrote for the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Times and the Universe.

He is currently theatre critic of the Tablet. He is the main presenter of ‘Front Row’, BBC Radio 4’s nightly arts programme, and his interview series ‘Mark Lawson Talks To …’ runs on BBC4. From 1994-1995, he presented BBC2’s weekly arts discussion show under the titles ‘Late Review’, ‘Review’ and ‘Newsnight Review’.

He has published four works of fiction: ‘Bloody Margaret’ (1991), ‘Idlewild’ (1995), ‘Going Out Live’ (2001) and ‘Enough is Enough’ (2005). He has written several radio plays for the BBC including ‘The Third Soldier Holds His Thighs’ (2005) and ‘The Man Who Had 10,000 Women’ (2002). He has also written episodes of the television version of the BBC sitcom ‘Absolute Power’ and a television play, ‘The Vision Thing’.