The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP
The Right Honourable Michael Gove MP is the Secretary of State for Education, Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath, and the author of CELSIUS 7/7 (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2006). He also writes a column for The Times, where he joined the staff as a leader writer in 1996, and subsequently worked as Comment Editor, News Editor and Saturday Editor. His journalism has also appeared in The Spectator, for whom he has written numerous cover stories, and The Times Literary Supplement.
He has previously written a biography of Michael Portillo, (Fourth Estate,1995), described as “required reading” for anyone who wanted to know about contemporary politics. He has also published a study of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, THE PRICE OF PEACE, for which he won the Charles Douglas-Home Prize. Michael’s next book is a biography of Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, to be published by HarperCollins.
Michael is a regular broadcaster. He worked for the BBC Radio Four Today Programme before joining The Times and is currently a regular panelist on both Radio Four’s The Moral Maze and BBC 2’s Newsnight Late Review. He also regularly appears on BBC’s Any Questions, Broadcasting House, Today, The World Tonight, Newsnight and Radio Five Live, BBC News 24’s Head to Head and Dateline London as well as Channel Four News. He co-presented The War on Terror On Trial for Channel Four.
Michael is also a former Chairman of Policy Exchange, a right-of-centre UK think tank which has excellent transatlantic links.
He is married to Sarah Vine, the Arts Editor of The Times, and they have a daughter, Beatrice.
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