Dan Atkinson is a journalist and author who has worked in national media for nearly 30 years and is co-author, with Larry Elliott, of three books on economic and social affairs. A fourth title is due for publication in 2012.
The Age of Insecurity was published by Verso in 1998 and was described by The Wall Street Journal as: ‘An acerbic and very funny critique of the culture of modern Britain on which conservatives would do well to reflect.’ A Chinese translation was published.
Fantasy Island was published by Constable in 2007 and described by Jeff Randall in The Daily Telegraph as having set out ‘in exquisite detail the lies, damned lies and statistical legerdemain that define Labour in office’.
The Gods that Failed was published by Bodley Head in 2008 and was one of the first books to capture the full scale of the financial crisis. It was described thus by The Economist: ‘Like real-life Hercule Poirots…[they] assemble the suspects…and identify the guilty party…most entertaining.’ An America edition was published by Nation Books in 2009, and it was published also in Japan, China and Taiwan.
Dan worked as a financial correspondent for the Press Association from 1985 to 1989 and for The Guardian from 1990 to 2000. He is currently economics correspondent for The Mail on Sunday. He writes online at http://atkinsonblog.dailymail.co.uk/
He lives in Sussex with his wife and three children.