Literary Nonfiction. Politics. Biography. June 2016. The EU referendum campaign is in full swing. The Tory elite jostles for the leadership. It's a moment which Julius Caesar would have understood. The possibility of power is in the air. While Boris Johnson and Michael Gove manoeuvred, one senior figure kept quiet. This was Theresa May, who would become the country's second female prime minister. But what happens to the electorate when a new person assumes power? And what role does chance play in politics? In this wide-ranging book, Christopher Jackson continues where he left off in his bestselling book on Roger Federer, attacking the complexity of modern life with a commitment to what can be learned from history, poetry and philosophy. After you've read this landmark study, you'll not only know more about the most powerful person in Britain—you'll also be reminded that writing about politics can be literature.
Christopher Jackson is a regular contributor to outlets such as Salon, The Hill, The Islamic Monthly, and Politics. Before becoming a freelance writer in 2015, he trained as a lawyer and as a journalist. He is the author of The Gallery (University of Salzburg), The Monkey Fragment (Originals Plus), The Fragile Democracy (Eyewear), ROGER FEDERER: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (Eyewear Publishing, 2017), and THERESA MAY (Eyewear Publishing, 2018). Author City: LONDON UNK