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’.


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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