Andy Beckett (born 1969) is a British journalist and historian. He writes for The Guardian, the London Review of Books and The New York Times magazine.[1]

Beckett studied Modern History at Balliol College, University of Oxford[2] and journalism at the University of California.[3]


  • Pinochet in Piccadilly: Britain and Chile's Hidden History (London: Faber & Faber, 2002).
  • When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies (London: Faber & Faber, 2009).
  • Promised You A Miracle: Why 1980–82 Made Modern Britain (London: Allen Lane, 2015).


  1. ^ "Andy Beckett". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. ^ Beckett, Andy (23 February 2017). "PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain". Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ Profile