EducationSherborne School, University of Pennsylvania AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming - Writing BooksThe Story of English, Globish: How the English L, My Year Off, Wodehouse: A Life, In the Secret State Similar PeopleSarah Lyall, Robert MacNeil, P G Wodehouse, Michael Foreman
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John Robert McCrum (born 7 July 1953), is an English writer and editor.
The son of Michael William McCrum, a Cambridge ancient historian, McCrum was educated at Sherborne School, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA) and the University of Pennsylvania as a Thouron Scholar.
McCrum was editorial director at Faber & Faber from 1979 to 1989 and editor-in-chief there from 1990 to 1996. He served as literary editor of The Observer for more than ten years. In May 2008 he was appointed associate editor of The Observer.
McCrum is the co-author of The Story of English with William Cran and Robert MacNeil and wrote P. G. Wodehouse: A Life. His novel, Suspicion, was published in 1997.
McCrum received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2011.
In August 2017, McCrum's Every Third Thought: On life, death and the endgame was published, taking its title from Shakespeare's The Tempest. The book was adapted and broadcast as BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week the following month.
In 1995 McCrum suffered a massive stroke. The devastating experience and his recovery is chronicled in My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke. He had been married to Sarah Lyall, an American journalist, for only two months and the book includes diary entries made by his wife. He also became a patron of the UK charity Different Strokes, which provides information and support for younger stroke survivors.
Sarah Lyall, who writes for The New York Times, lived in London from 1995 to 2013 and was the newspaper's London correspondent for many years. She returned to New York with the couple's daughters in 2013; Lyall and McCrum now have a transatlantic relationship.
McCrum describes himself as “a confused non-believer”.