Christopher Hitchens: 1949 - 2011
Christopher Hitchens, British author and essayist, died last night of complications related to cancer. A fierce intellectual and polemicist, Hitchens was no stranger to controversy. Indeed, his impressive body of work has both engaged and enraged his many readers over the years - and his passing has resulted in an outpouring of editorials reflecting on his life and work.
Watch Hitchen's inteview with Sally Quinn of the Washington Post in which he reflects upon his life's work.
The Guardian reports on a forthcoming memoir, Mortality, based on his Vanity Fair columns.
- God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
- Hitch-22: A Memoir
- Arguably: Essays
- The Quotable Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism