Alan Coren Biography
Birthday: June 27, 1938 (Cancer)
Born In: Paddington
Alan Coren was a humorist, writer, journalist and satirist of British origin. He was the former editor of Punch magazine and served there for nine years. Later, he worked for one year as the editor of The Listener. He joined at Punch as an assistant editor under the editorship of Bernard Hollowood. Subsequently, he became literary editor and then deputy editor of that magazine. When the circulation of this magazine started declining, he left his position there. He authored over 30 books. Some of his remarkable comic essays include Golfing for Cats and The Cricklewood Diet. His personality as a funny man was evident from his various humorous articles published in several newspapers of that time. The New Yorker even called him as the natural successor to SJ Perelman, a renowned American humorist and author. He was popularly known as the ‘Sage of Cricklewood’ to his newspaper readers. His decision regarding the coverage of news at Punch during the assassination of President Kennedy was truly praiseworthy. Apart from that, he acted as a television critic and was a regular panelist on the BBC radio program The News Quiz in later parts of his life.