Sam Leith is an author, journalist and literary editor of The Spectator.

After he graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, Leith worked at the revived satirical magazine Punch, before moving to the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph, where he served as literary editor until 2008. He now writes for several publications, including the Financial Times, Prospect, The Spectator, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Guardian. He had a regular column in the Monday London Evening Standard and appears as a panellist on BBC Two’s The Review Show. Leith’s first three non-fiction books are Dead Pets, Sod’s Law and You Talkin’ to Me? His first novel, The Coincidence Engine, was published in 2011. Leith became literary editor of The Spectator in September 2014. In November 2016, he was named the winner of the Columnist of the Year award at The Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.