Francis Wheen is a journalist, writer and broadcaster. He is currently Deputy Editor of Private Eye.
Francis’s book Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies: Collected Journalism 1991-2001 won the Orwell Prize in 2003. Among his other most famous works is a biography of Karl Marx with Das Kapital and How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions.
Francis regularly appears on Have I got news for you and contributes to various publications.