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Name  Madeleine Bunting

Role  Writer
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Spouse  Patrick Wintour (m. ?–2001)
Education  Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Books  Willing Slaves: How the Overwork Culture is Ruling Our Lives, Model Occupation
Similar People  Patrick Wintour, Rachel Sylvester, Polly Toynbee, Marina Hyde

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Madeleine Bunting (born 1964) is an English writer. She was formerly an associate editor and columnist at The Guardian newspaper.


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Life and career

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Born in Oswaldkirk, North Yorkshire, her father was the sculptor John Bunting, who also taught drawing at the Catholic independent school Ampleforth College. The fourth of five children, Madeleine was the youngest daughter from his marriage to Romola Farquharson; the couple separated in 1978. She was educated at Richmond Convent, North Yorkshire, and Brighton, Hove & Sussex VI Form College, followed by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and then Harvard University, where Bunting read History, and received a Knox postgraduate fellowship to study Politics and to teach.

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After a period working for Brook Productions (1988–89) Bunting joined The Guardian newspaper in 1990. Her posts at the newspaper over the years were as a news reporter, leader writer, religious affairs editor, associate editor and regular columnist.

Bunting was appointed director of the London-based think tank Demos in June 2006 and took up her position at the beginning of September. The following month she resigned, owing to differences with the trustees over the direction of the organisation. Bunting returned to her old position at The Guardian and wrote a history of an area where she grew up. Bunting left The Guardian in 2013.

The Plot was published by Granta in 2010. The book is partly a memoir of her father and partly an account of the chapel he built on an acre plot of land in North Yorkshire. Love Of Country: A Hebridean Journey, published in 2016, concerns visits Bunting made to the Hebrides. It received positive reviews in The Scotsman and The Guardian.


Madeleine Bunting is known for her advocacy of religious belief from a liberal position and her rejection of atheism, claiming that new atheists' antipathy to religion makes it impossible for them to criticise it effectively.

However, Madeleine Bunting has been very critical of abuse committed within the Catholic Church in Ireland and elsewhere in the world. Bunting believes the moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church is irreversibly compromised.

Personal life

Bunting was formerly married to Patrick Wintour of The Guardian.


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