Distinguished friends

John O’Farrell

John O’Farrell’s 2012 novel The Man Who Forgot His Wife has been optioned by CBS pictures. He has previously written three best-selling novels – The Best a Man Can Get, This Is Your Life and May Contain Nuts – which have been translated into over twenty-five languages. His non-fiction includes the political memoir Things Can Only Get Better, its 2018 sequel, Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter; There’s Only Two David BeckhamsAn Utterly Impartial History of Britain and three collections of his popular Guardian column.

As an award-winning comedy scriptwriter his name flashed past the end of such productions as Spitting Image, Murder Most Horrid, Chicken Run and a few shows he’d rather forget. He is the founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV shows as Grumpy Old Men, The Review Show and Have I Got News For You. His hobby is losing elections for the Labour Party.