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Andrew Norman Wilson


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Andrew Norman Wilson (born 27 October 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, novels, works of popular history and religious views. He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and former columnist for the London Evening Standard, and has been an occasional contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Spectator and The ... more »

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  • ''In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity—or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity—by being opinionated rather than by being learned.''
    A.N. (Andrew Norman) Wilson (b. 1950), British author. Book Review, Guardian (London, September 30, 1989).
  • ''The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.''
    A.N. (Andrew Norman) Wilson (b. 1950), British author. Book review, Guardian (London, September 30, 1989).
  • ''If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.''
    A.N. (Andrew Norman) Wilson (b. 1950), British author. quoted in Independent on Sunday (London, Sept. 13, 1992).
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