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New Evening Standard Critic

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New Evening Standard Critic#1
Posted: 5/7/09 at 11:30am

New Evening Standard Critic
The Evening Standard has appointed author and reviewer Henry Hitchings as its new theatre critic.
He replaces leading London critic Nicholas de Jongh, who announced in March that he was to end his 40-year long journalistic career to focus on playwrighting.
Henry Hitchings.
Described by The Evening Standard as one of London's most exciting new writers, 34-year-old Oxford graduate Hitchings is the author of The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English, which in 2008 became the first non-fiction work in six years to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. This year, he was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.
Hitchings other works include 2005 book Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the World, and How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Read, which was published last October.
He has also written for the Financial Times, the New Statesman, The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.

Updated On: 5/7/09 at 11:30 AM
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re: New Evening Standard Critic#2
Posted: 5/7/09 at 11:57am
Interesting, good place to start you career as a scribe.

i understood that ben Brantley (NYT( was going to take the vacancy but the standard pulled out in the last minute, they wanted someone who likes theatre!

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re: New Evening Standard Critic#2
Posted: 5/7/09 at 2:43pm
But does this guy know owt about musicals?

The whole paper is undergoing some kind of revamp isn't it? Wasn't it apologising to Londoners for taking you all for granted earlier in the week?