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journalist

Xan De Crespigny Smiley, German, British journalist.

Background

Smiley, Xan De Crespigny was born on May 1, 1949 in Hanover, Germany.

Education

Bachelor, Master of Arts, New College, University of Oxford, England, 1970.

Career

Editor, Africa Confidential (newsletter), London, 1977-1981; editorial writer, The Times of London, 1981-1982; Russia correspondent, The Daily Telegraph, Moscow, 1986-1989; American correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph, Washington, 1989-1992; Middle East editor, The Economist, London, 1983-1986; political editor, writer Bagehot column, The Economist, London, 1992-1994; Europe correspondent, The Economist, London, 1994-1996; Europe editor, The Economist, London, since 1996. Co-proprietor and director Africa Confidential, London, 1981-1993, director since 1993. Co-publisher The Soviet Analyst, 1989-1990.

Achievements

  • Avocations: food, genealogy, travel, shooting, skiing (downhill champ Oxford & Cambridge, 1969, member British Ski Team, 1969).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: food, genealogy, travel, shooting, skiing (downhill champ Oxford & Cambridge, 1969, member British Ski Team, 1969).

Connections

Son of David de Crespigny and Moyra Eileen (Montagu-Douglas-Scott) S. Married Jane Acton, August 26, 1983. Stepchildren: Charlotte, Rebecca Pugh.

Children: Ben, Adam Smiley.

father:
David Smiley

spouse:
Jane Acton

child:
Ben Smiley

child:
Charlotte Smiley

child:
Rebecca Pugh Smiley

child:
Adam Smiley