Peter Hoskin

Peter Hoskin (born 1984) is a British journalist. He is Deputy Editor of the Finch Publishing group.


Peter Hoskin was born in Oxford in 1984, and grew up in Wales. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford,[1] Hoskin became an economics researcher at the London-based public policy think-tank Reform, before moving to The Spectator in 2008, where he served as Online Editor and ran their daily political blog Coffee House until June 2012.[2]

Since leaving the staff of The Spectator, Hoskin has continued to write for the magazine on the arts.[3] His work has also been featured in other publications, including The Times, The Daily Beast, The Tatler, the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, The Times Literary Supplement, ConservativeHome and The Paris Review.

Hoskin has written extensively about film, and lists his favourite directors as Jacques Tourneur, Josef von Sternberg and John Ford.[4] He co-authored "The Spectator’s 50 Essential Films" alongside former Spectator editor Matthew d'Ancona.[5]

In April 2018, Hoskin joined the Finch Publishing group as d'Ancona's Deputy Editor.[citation needed]


  1. Hoskin, Peter (22 April 2016). "The hypocrisy of political commentary". ConservativeHome. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  2. Nelson, Fraser (2 June 2012). "The end of an era". Coffee House Blogs. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  3. "Author: Peter Hoskin". The Spectator. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. "Introducing Peter Hoskin". ConservativeHome Blogs. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  5. Hoskin, Peter; d'Ancona, Matthew (18 June 2009). "The Spectator's 50 Essential Films". The Spectator. Retrieved 2017-11-01.