Bryan Appleyard

Bryan Appleyard CBE (born 24 August 1951, Manchester) is a British journalist and author.

Life and workEdit

Appleyard was educated at Bolton School[1] and King's College, Cambridge. He worked at The Times and as a freelance journalist and has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, the London Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and the New Statesman.[2]

In 1992 he published the book Understanding the Present.[3]

His 1996 novel is called The First Church of the New Millennium.[4] Appleyard has been selected as Feature Writer of the Year three times as well as Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards and he is a former fellow of the World Economic Forum.[2]

Appleyard was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to journalism and the arts.[5]


  • The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts (1984) (ISBN 0-571-13279-0 (pbk))
  • Richard Rogers: A Biography (1986) (ISBN 0-571-13976-0 (pbk))
  • The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain (1989) (ISBN 0-571-13722-9)
  • Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man (1992) (ISBN 0-330-32013-0 (pbk))
  • The First Church of the New Millennium: A Novel (1995) (ISBN 0-385-40485-9 )
  • Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience (1999) (ISBN 0-00-257021-1 )
  • Aliens: Why They Are Here (2005) (ISBN 0-7432-5685-9 )
  • How to Live Forever or Die Trying (2007) (ISBN 978-0-7432-6868-4)
  • The Brain is Wider Than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don't Work in a Complex World (2011) (ISBN 978-0-297-86030-3)
  • Bedford Park (2013) (ISBN 978-1-780-22838-9)


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  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) IBPC
  3. ^ Zarandi, Mehrdad M. (2003). Science and the Myth of Progress. World Wisdom, Inc. p. 235. ISBN 9780941532471.
  4. ^ Wheen, Francis (1996). Lord Gnome's Literary Companion. Verso. p. 155. ISBN 9781859840450.
  5. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B8.

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