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Full name : Christopher Hitchens
Alias : Christopher Hitchens
Gender : Men
Country : England
Birthday : 13-04-1949
Address : Portsmouth
Animals : Ox
Zodiac : Aries
Died : 15-12-2011
Father : Eric Ernest
Mother : Yvonne Jean
Siblings : Peter Hitchens
Wife : Carol Blue (m. 1991–2011), Eleni Meleagrou (m. 1981–1989)
Children : Alexander Hitchens, Sophia Hitchens, Antonia Hitchens
Education : Balliol College University of Oxford The Leys School
Position :
Activists : Newspaper Columnists , Journalists

Christopher Eric Hitchens was a world famous British-American journalist, columnist, author and essayist. He was born and brought up in England and had an army background. He went to Balliol College, Oxford, and there his interest in politics, religion and culture evolved. He joined the Labour Party very early in his life and subscribed to the leftist political view. He worked for the New Statesman for some time in England and flew to America early in his journalistic career as a part of the foreign editor exchange program with The Nation. He worked there as a foreign editor and also took up the role of a contributing editor at the Vanity Fair. He wrote 12 books that portrays his aggressive and assertive views on the relevant international figures and events of his time like Mother Teresa, Lady Diana, George Bush, Royal Family, Iraq War etc. He also wrote many essays, columns and a memoir called ‘Hitch-22’ in which he has included his personal journey and experience in Journalism and politics. He was awarded with National Magazine Award for his brilliant contribution to the world of writing through his columns in Vanity Fair. Hitchens died at the age of 62 after struggling with esophagus cancer, which is thought to be the probable result of his heavy drinking and smoking throughout his life.

 

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