Paul Hoggart

Paul Hoggart is a British journalist[1] and novelist. He is the younger son of Richard Hoggart and brother of the political journalist Simon Hoggart. His sister Nicola is a teacher.

Early life and career

Hoggart spent some years as a further education lecturer at Kingsway College and then Woolwich College in London before moving into journalism as a book reviewer, feature writer, television critic, columnist and interviewer particularly for The Times. He has also written for The Guardian, Observer, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Broadcast, The Stage, Saga and Young Performer magazines, and the screenwriters’ website

His first novel, A Man Against a Background of Flames,[2] ASIN B00CCTRC62 was published on Kindle by Pighog Press[3] in April 2013. The print edition was published in October 2013.

Personal life

He married his wife Elizabeth in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, although they had been together for twenty-five years prior to that. They live in north London and have three children: Matthew, Edward and Rose.


  1. Henderson, Diana E. (2006). A concise companion to Shakespeare on screen. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-1-4051-1510-0. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. Hoggart, Paul (2013). A Man Against a Background of Flames (Kindle). Pighog Press. p. 300.
  3. Pighog Press. Pighog Press Retrieved 22 May 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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