Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting and serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. He has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

His new book The Secret Life: Three True Stories explores the border between cyberspace and the ‘real world’, and includes an introduction to Julian Assange, whose autobiography he agreed to ghostwrite with unforgettable consequences.