Thomas W. Hodgkinson
Thomas W. Hodgkinson is a theatre critic for The Sunday Times, a travel writer for the Daily Mail and a book reviewer for the Spectator. He is also the co-author of How To Sound Cultured, a guide to intellectual name-dropping; the author of How To Be Cool, which makes the case that coolness is the third in a holy trinity of value systems; and the author of the horror novel Memoirs of a Stalker, about a man who spends months secretly living in the home of his ex-girlfriend. For Park Drive Pictures, he co-wrote the screenplay adaptation, which was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival. Aside from writing, he enjoys ice swimming and travelling on the Circle Line of the London Underground. In 2013, he became the first journalist to stay overnight on the Independent Principality of Sealand in the North Sea, in acknowledgement of which he was made a lord.