Speaker

Robert McCrum

Associate Editor of the Observer/Author

“Telling stories is the way we make sense of our lives."

Robert McCrum is a well-known writer and journalist, a broadcaster on BBC Radio Four, and long-established Associate Editor of The Observer, as well as a distinguished veteran of the British book world, having served as Editor-in-Chief of Faber & Faber from 1980 to 1995 and Literary Editor of The Observer from 1996 to 2012.

In between these two remarkable careers, McCrum was dramatically unwell with a serious stroke, a life-changing experience he describes in the Picador Classic, My Year Off, his acclaimed memoir of 1995-1996.

In August 2017, McCrum published his book ‘Every Third Thought’ and is currently working on his eagerly anticipated new book ‘Shakespearean’.

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My Personal Narrative
Robert McCrumFuture You
Robert has lived for 21 years in the shadow of life and death. At the age of just 42 years old, he suffered a serious stroke and had to come to terms with the slowness and solitude of that suffering. But alongside recovery came a sense of clarity a...
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