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Jeff Dawson

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Long-standing contributor to The Sunday Times, writing regular A-list interview-led arts features for the award-winning Culture section (interviewees including the likes of Robert De Niro, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Grant, Angelina Jolie, Jerry Seinfeld, Nicole Kidman, Sir David Frost, Justin Timberlake, Idris Elba, Michael Morpurgo, Daniel Craig).

Former US Editor of Empire magazine and writer for numerous lifestyle/entertainment magazines, broadsheets and supplements.

Author of… Tarantino (Applause Books, 1995); Back Home: England And The 1970 World Cup (Orion, 2001), which The Times called “Truly outstanding”; Dead Reckoning: The Dunedin Star Disaster (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005), nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize; and No Ordinary Killing (Canelo, 2018), a Kindle Historical Fiction bestseller in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Jeff’s second novel, The Cold North Sea, continues the adventures of Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The third book in the series, Hell Gate, was published in digital format on November 5th, 2020 (“Riveting and beautifully written” – Alex Gerlis). Paperbacks and audio of the Ingo Finch series follow in Spring 2021.

Other Awards

Nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize (part of the Desmond Western Media Award) for Dead Reckoning (2005). Winner, by association, of national press awards for Empire Magazine and Sunday Times Culture.

Books by Jeff Dawson

  • No Ordinary Killing No Ordinary Killing


  • The Cold North Sea The Cold North Sea


  • Hell Gate Hell Gate


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