Craig Brown has been writing the Private Eye celebrity diary since 1989 and is a columnist for London's Daily Mail. He has also written parodies for many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair, The Times, and The Guardian. The author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, he lives in London.
"Craig Brown is the wittiest writer in Britain today."
"The book that made me laugh most was Craig Brown's quirky game
of biographical consequences."
--Julian Barnes, Times Literary Supplement "Books of the Year" Craig Brown is something of a national treasure in Britain. . . . Hello Goodbye Hello is a bravura feat of narrative engineering. . . . A joyful, fun read espsecially for its widgety, ingenious construction.
--David Kamp, Vanity Fair
"Captivating...Glittering...Engaging...Entertaining...[Brown] has whipped up a gratifying summertime confection -- funny, diverting, occasionally sad."
--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"Deliciously clever and amusing...Hello Goodbye Hello is splendid company, not to mention perfect for the beach, the lake or the pool."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Hello Goodbye Hello is a hilarious book, clever and thoroughly researched...dip into this book anywhere and you will be rewarded with something delightful."
--Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal
"Brown's collection of odd encounters could be titled Famous People Behaving Badly. They're irresistible."