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Current

  • Columnist at The Guardian

Experience

  • BBC
  • The Independent

Polly Toynbee's published articles – last 12 months*

797 articles since May 1984 with an average of 1076 words
  • 797 articles (since May 1984)
  • Average article: 36 column inches (1076 words)
  • Shortest article: 5 column inches (153 words)
  • Longest article: 162 column inches (4854 words)

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*Please note that these statistics are based only on articles published online in these publications.

Experience

  • Columnist, The Guardian

    - present
  • Social Affairs Editor, BBC

  • Associate editor, The Independent

Education

  • St Anne's College, Oxford

    N/A, History
  • Leeds University

    -2008
  • Open University

    -2005
  • London South Bank University

    -2002

Books by Polly Toynbee

  • Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today (with David Walker)

    , 2008
  • Better or Worse: Has Labour Deceived?

    , 2005
  • Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain

    , 2003
  • Lost Children: Story of Adopted Children Searching for Their Mothers

    , 1985
  • Way We Live Now

    , 1981
  • Hospital

    , 1977
  • A Working Life

    , 1971
  • Leftovers

    , 1969

Awards won

  • Columnist of the Year, British Press Awards

    2007
  • Winner of the Political Studies Association Political Columnist of the Year

    2003
  • Winner of the George Orwell Prize for Journalism,

    1998
  • British Press Awards Journalist of the Year

    1998

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