Anthony Daniels is a contributing editor of City Journal. He was born in 1949. After qualifying as a doctor, he worked in what was then Rhodesia, followed by South Africa, before returning for three years training as a psychiatrist in London’s East End. Three and a half years in the Gilbert Islands were interspersed with some South American wandering, and then between 1984 and 1986 he worked in Tanzania. His first book, Coups and Cocaine, was followed by Fool or Physician, subtitled "the memoirs of a sceptical doctor.” Zanzibar to Timbuktu, his trek across Africa by public transport was published to great acclaim in 1988, and was a runner-up in the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Successive books have included Good and Evil in the Garden of Art (Criterion Books).
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Features December 2022
A review of On est bien arrivés by Renaud Epstein.
Books November 2022
A review of Confessions by A. N. Wilson.
Letter from Birmingham June 2022
A day out
On a trip to Birmingham.
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Oct 14, 2022
On the present state of academia.
Aug 17, 2022
Modern orthodoxy in “Elizabeth Finch”
On Elizabeth Finch, by Julian Barnes.
May 26, 2021
A comedy of errors
On W. W. Jacobs, the British short story writer of humor & horror.