Quentin Letts – Daily Mail Parliamentary Sketch Writer, Media Contributor, Broadcaster and Entertaining Guest Speaker.
Currently the Daily Mail’s parliamentary sketch-writer, Quentin Letts has also contributed to publications as diverse as the News of the World and Horse & Hound magazine, as well as regularly appearing on television progammes such as This Week, Newsnight, Have I Got News For You and Question Time.
Quentin Letts has spent much of his career writing and editing newspaper diaries, including the Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner’s Diary’ and four years at the helm of the Daily Telegraph’s Peterborough column. After a stint as the Telegraph’s New York correspondent, in 1991 Letts became the editor of Peterborough.
After another stint in New York, but this time as a correspondent for The Times, in 1997, Quentin Letts returned to the U.K. and was given his first taste of sketch-writing at the Daily Telegraph by the then editor, Max Hastings.
After four years as a parliamentary columnist at the Telegraph, in 2001, Letts was lured to the Daily Mail by editor Paul Dacre to revive parliamentary sketches in the paper.
A self-proclaimed middle-class man, Quentin Letts is known for his sharp wit and logical arguments in his columns and sketches.