Geoffrey Albert Wheatcroft (born 23 December 1945 in London) is a British journalist and writer.
He was educated at University College School, London, and at New College, Oxford, where he read Modern History.
Publishing and journalism
He started work in publishing in 1968, working for Hamish Hamilton (1968–70), Michael Joseph (1971–73), and Cassell & Co (1974–75).
In 1975 he became the assistant editor of The Spectator, moving to the post of literary editor, which he occupied from 1977 to 1981. During the period 1981–84, he worked as a reporter in South Africa before becoming editor of the Londoner’s Diary gossip column in the London Evening Standard, 1985–86. He was a Sunday Telegraph columnist 1987–91, freelance 1993–96; feature writer on the Daily Express, 1996–97; and has since written for The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, The American Conservative, and other publications on both sides of the Atlantic.
Books in order of publication:
|The Randlords: South Africa’s Robber Barons and the Mines That Forged a Nation||1987|
|The Controversy Of Zion: Jewish Nationalism, The Jewish State, And The Unresolved Jewish Dilemma||1996|
|Le Tour: A History of the Tour de France, 1903 — 2003||2004|
|The Strange Death Of Tory England||2005|