Ferdinand Mount is a writer and prize-winning novelist. During 1982-83, under Margaret Thatcher, Mount was head of the policy unit at 10 Downing Street. From 1991-2003, he edited the Times Literary Supplement, and held a column at the Sunday Times until 2004. After leaving the Sunday Times, he began writing a column for the Daily Telegraph. Ferdinand has written several books, includingMind the Gap, about a new class divide in Britain, Of Love and Asthma, which won the Hawthornden Prize, and his bestselling memoir, Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes.