David Pryce-Jones is the author, most recently, of Openings & Outings: An Anthology, forthcoming from Criterion Books. He is a regular or occasional contributor to National Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, The Independent, London Evening Standard, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Commentary, The New Republic, World Affairs, and The New Criterion. He was born in Vienna in 1936. Novels by David Pryce-Jones include Owls & Satyrs (Longmans, 1961) The Sands of Summer (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1963) Quondam (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1965) The Stranger’s View (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967) Running Away (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) The England Commune (Quartet, 1975) Shirley’s Guild (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979) The Afternoon Sun (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986) Inheritance (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992). Non-fiction by David Pryce-Jones includes Graham Greene (Oliver & Boyd, 1963) Next Generation: Travels in Israel (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1965) The Hungarian Revolution (Benn, 1969) The Face of Defeat (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972) Evelyn Waugh & his world (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973) Unity Mitford (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976) Vienna (Time-Life Books, 1978) Paris in the Third Reich (Collins, 1981) Cyril Connolly: Journal & Memoir (Collins, 1983) The Closed Circle (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989) You Can’t be Too Careful (Workman, 1992) The War that Never Was (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995)
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Books January 2023
The constant conspiracist
A review of A Private Spy by John Le Carré.
Books October 2022
The modern age in arms
A review of Resistance: The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945 by Halik Kochanski.
Books May 2022
A review of Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania by Paul Kenyon.
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May 08, 2015
Westminster Election Diary
Mar 13, 2006
Rebalancing act at the BBC
Dec 06, 2005
The Conservative Party conference: a report, part V
October 22, 2018
Spectator USA Life ’n’ Arts Podcast: History and Isms with David Pryce-Jones
This week, Dominic Green of Spectator USA interviews David Pryce-Jones on a number of subjects, from the British Empire to World War II, to remembered and forgotten literary figures of the British scene—many of which were also recounted in David’s memoir Fault Lines, published in 2015 by Criterion Books. Listen to the podcast here.
September 13, 2017
David Pryce-Jones & James Panero discuss “Miłosz Among the Ruins”
David Pryce-Jones and James Panero discuss “Miłosz Among the Ruins,” David’s essay from the September 2017 issue of The New Criterion.