Amol Rajan was appointed Editor of the Independent newspaper in June 2013, having worked for the paper in various capacities since 2007. Before joining the Independent he worked on the Channel 5 programme The Wright Stuff. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge after spending his gap year at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Amol also works as a volunteer youth worker with Prospex, a charity based in Islington.
Amol's first book, a history of cricket's greatest spin-bowlers entitled Twirlymen, is published by Yellow Jersey Press (Random House). He is also a regular member of the Authors XI cricket club, and has contributed to their collection The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon.
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