John O'Farrell (author)

John O'Farrell (born 27 March 1962) is a British author, scriptwriter and political campaigner. Previously a lead writer for such shows as Spitting Image and Have I Got News for You, he is now best known as a comic author for such books such as The Man Who Forgot His Wife and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain. He is one of a small number of British writers to have achieved best-seller status with both fiction and non-fiction.[1] He has also published three collections of his weekly column for The Guardian and set up Britain's first daily satirical news website NewsBiscuit.[2] With comedian Angela Barnes, he co-hosts the light-hearted historical podcast 'We Are History'.[3]

John O'Farrell
Born (1962-03-27) 27 March 1962 (age 59)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
OccupationWriter
NationalityBritish
Period1986–present
GenreFiction, non-fiction

O'Farrell co-wrote the musical Something Rotten!, which opened on Broadway in April 2015,[4] and has been commissioned to co-write a Broadway musical of Mrs. Doubtfire.[5] In September 2017, he published Things Can Only Get Worse?, a sequel to the 1998 political memoir that originally made his name. His books have been translated into around thirty languages and adapted for radio and television.[6]