Mr Andrew O’Hagan is the author of five novels. He has won the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year and has three times been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, which his current book, The Illuminations (Faber & Faber), was longlisted for. The Secret Life: Three True Stories will be published in May 2017. With a clutch of new film projects on the go, Mr O’Hagan still finds time to be British Esquire’s editor-at-large, a director of the London Review Of Books, a contributing editor of T Magazine and a Unicef Ambassador.
Alexander McQueen. I love how Sarah Burton has taken the house forward.
A briefcase made for Paul Smith by Matt Fothergill.
Nivea moisturiser. And a good Kiehl’s face scrub.
Gary Cooper. His clothes were his character.
A vintage 1961 Rolex, the best present I was ever given.
James Boswell’s Life Of Johnson. Funny, uplifting, perfectly written.