Francis Wheen

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Birthday
22, 1957
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
England

About

A British journalist, writer, and broadcaster, he is best known for his award-winning biography of Karl Marx. His other works include Television: A History and Battle for London.

Before Fame

He studied at Royal Holloway College, University of London, where he was a schoolmate of Mark Thatcher (the son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher). He published his first work, The Sixties, in 1982.

Trivia

He endured a painful loss when one of his unfinished manuscripts was burned in a fire.

Family Life

His first marriage, to writer Joan Smith, ended in a divorce.

Associated With

He was a close friend of author Christopher Hitchens.