11 Holly Hill, London NW3 6QN, United Kingdom
Freedland was educated at University College School, in Hampstead, London.
17 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom
Freedland studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Wadham College, Oxford.
The journalist and Sam Bourne author on his new thriller The 3rd Woman.
Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian and Aluf Benn inaugurated the conference, paying tribute to David Landau.
Columnists Jonathan Freedland and Hugh Muir discuss Labour’s non-dom tax pledge
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A teenage computer prodigy is mortally strangled in Mumbai. A far-right extremist is killed in a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. A wealthy businessman is murdered in Thailand. A pimp in Brooklyn is found stabbed to death and mysteriously covered by a brown shroud. What connects the victims is an ancient prophecy that leads to the end of the world, and it's up to Will Monroe, a fledgling reporter at the New York Times, to stop it.
(When a man’s death at the United Nations turns out to be ...)
When a man’s death at the United Nations turns out to be more than just an accidental shooting, unsuspecting Tom Byrne is plunged headlong into a deadly world of hidden fellowships, unforgivable crimes, and a 60-year quest for justice.
(Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies an...)
Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she'd be investigating her own sister's murder. She can't trust the police. Madison refuses to accept the official line that Abigail's death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that suggests her sister was the third victim in a series of killings hushed up as part of a major conspiracy. She can expose the truth.
(The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as pre...)
The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford ‘Mac’ McNamara. When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes. Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the President – and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the President and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant – or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?
(Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history's gr...)
Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history's greatest crimes. Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever. Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.
Freedland was educated at University College School, in Hampstead, London. Later, he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Wadham College, Oxford.
Jonathan Freedland is the author of nine books, two of them non-fiction under his own name. The first, Bring Home the Revolution, was written when Freedland returned after serving for four years as the Guardian’s Washington Correspondent. He was shocked to find abuses of government power and infringement of individual liberty there - such as police engaging in search and seizure without reason or warrant, juries convicting people who refuse to testify against themselves, assuming that silence equals guilt and even the prospect of trial by jury being abolished in complex cases because some members of Parliament believed that ordinary people were not intelligent enough to understand the testimony. The book argued that Britain was in dire need of a constitutional and cultural overhaul, one that could learn much from America. The book was later adapted into a TV series for BBC Two. In 2005, he published Jacob’s Gift, a memoir telling the stories of three generations of his own family, as well as exploring wider questions of identity and belonging.
Since 2006 he has published seven best-selling novels under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. The first is The Righteous Men. That was followed by The Last Testament (2007), The Final Reckoning (2008), The Chosen One (2010) and Pantheon (2012), The 3rd Woman (2015), To Kill the President (2017) and To Kill the Truth (2019).
Earlier in his career, Freedland worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, for BBC News – chiefly for Radio 4’s Today and World at One programme but also for Radio 1’s Newsbeat – and for the Sunday Correspondent newspaper. In 1998 he was the presenter of the short-lived Channel 4 series, Zeitgeist. Nowadays he writes a weekly column for The Guardian. He presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View.
(In the game of Washington politics, the stakes are as hig...)2010
(When a man’s death at the United Nations turns out to be ...)2008
(Set against the backdrop of the world’s most bitter inter...)2007
(The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as pre...)2018
(Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history's gr...)2019
(Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies an...)2015
(A teenage computer prodigy is mortally strangled in Mumba...)2006
Jonathan Freedland conforms to Conservative Judaism.
Freedland’s love for America is a tough sell in Britain, where contempt for Americans may be the only politically correct hatred left in Britain. American fast food and puerile action movies are used to justify this contempt, but as Freedland says, the best of America is not understood or appreciated in Britain - and it is the Britons’ loss.
Freedland believes that Britons should look past the fast food and popular culture to what America really has to offer: political enlightenment. He contends that Britain is no longer a true democracy, but what Scardino calls “a dictatorship of parliament.”
Freedland believes that what Britain needs is more government - more elected officials, and more representatives who are responsible to the people, not the appointed, unelected officials currently in power. Freedland also believes that the monarchy must be abolished since it is the basis of the class system prevalent in Britain.
Because Britain does not have an equivalent of the First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech in the United States, Freedland argues that true freedom does not exist there. In Britain, government documents belong to the crown and are often kept a secret, merely for the convenience of those in power.
Freedland is married to Sarah Peters and has two daughters.