Johann Hari is an award-winning journalist and playwright. Since 2003 he has been a columnist for The Independent, and a Contributing Editor to Attitude. Johann’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and the Sydney Morning Herald amongst others. Johann has written a play, “Going Down in History” and a book on the end of the Monarchy God Save The Queen?
Since he began work as a journalist, Johann has been attacked in print by the Daily Telegraph, John Pilger, Peter Oborne, Private Eye, the Socialist Worker, Cristina Odone, the Spectator, Andrew Neil, George Galloway, Mark Steyn, the British National Party, Medialens, al Muhajaroun and Richard Littlejohn. ‘Prince’ Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Ambassador to Britain, has accused Johann of “waging a private jihad against the House of Saud”. He’s right.
Johann has been called “a Stalinist” and “beneath contempt” by Noam Chomsky, “an uppity little queer” by Bruce Anderson, “fat” by the Dalai Lama and “a c**t” by Busted, all of which makes him an ideal guest for Little Atoms. Apart from Busted, obviously!