JULIE BURCHILL (born 3 July 1959) is an English writer. Beginning as
a journalist on the staff of the
New Musical Express at the age of 17,
she has subsequently contributed to newspapers such as The Sunday
The Guardian . Describing herself as a "militant feminist",
she has several times been involved in legal action resulting from her
work. Burchill is also an author and novelist: her 1989 novel Ambition
became a best-seller, and her 2004 novel Sugar Rush was adapted for
* 1 Early life and education
* 2 Writing and broadcasting career
* 2.1 At the NME
* 2.2 1980s
* 2.3 Into the 1990s
* 2.4 From 2000 to 2004
* 2.5 2005 and after
* 2.6 2010s
* 2.7 Religion and philo-semitism
* 2.8 Other books and television programmes
* 3 Media reaction
* 4 Personal life
* 5 Bibliography
* 6 References
* 7 External links
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Julie Burchill was born in
Bristol , England, and educated at
Brislington Comprehensive School. Her father was a Communist union
activist who worked in a distillery. Her mother had a job in a
cardboard box factory. In 2010, Burchill wrote of her parents: "I
don't care much for families. I adored my mum and dad, but to be
honest I don't miss them much now they're dead", although three years
later she contradicted this when she said she couldn't return to
Bristol, as every time she heard someone speaking with her parents'
Bristol accent it would remind her how much she missed them. She did
not attend university, leaving the A-levels she had started a few
weeks earlier to begin writing for the
New Musical Express (NME).
WRITING AND BROADCASTING CAREER
AT THE NME
She started her career, aged 17, as a writer at the New Musical
Express (NME) after responding, coincidentally with her future husband
Tony Parsons , to an advert in that paper seeking "hip young
gunslingers" to write about the then emerging punk movement . She
gained the job by submitting a "eulogy" of
Patti Smith 's Horses .
She later wrote that at the time she only liked black music, and "When
I actually heard a punk record, I thought, ‘Oh my Lord! This is not
music, this is just shouting'." Fortunately for her, as she later
said, "Punk was over in two years. That was the only damn good thing
about it." She left her position at the NME at the age of 20, and
started freelancing to be able to write about other subjects, although
she has never completely given up writing about pop music.
Her main employers after the
New Musical Express were The Face and
The Sunday Times where she wrote about politics, pop, fashion and
society, and was their film critic from 1984 to 1986. She admitted in
2008 to making up film reviews and "'skived'" from screenings, while
her ex-husband, Cosmo Landesman, has admitted attending screenings on
One of her most controversial opinions from her early freelance
career concerned the
Falklands War in 1982. The left generally
condemned the British response to the invasion as imperialist, but
Burchill, in common with
Christopher Hitchens , argued that the
military dictatorship of General Galtieri represented a greater evil.
She confounded the left again, and won many admirers on the right, by
writing articles favourable to
Margaret Thatcher . Her sympathy for
Thatcher helped in gaining a column for
The Mail on Sunday
The Mail on Sunday , where in
1987 she went against the paper's usual political line by urging its
readers to vote Labour. Though she claims to like the MoS, she said of
journalists on the
Daily Mail in 2008: "Everybody knows that hacks are
the biggest bunch of adulterers, the most misbehaving profession in
the world – and you have people writing for the
Daily Mail writing
as though they are vicars ... moralising on single mothers and
whatnot." Her novel Ambition (1989) was a best-seller.
INTO THE 1990S
In the 1980s and early 1990s, before her move to Brighton, Burchill
was depicted and saw herself as being the "Queen of the Groucho ".
Burchill has spoken repeatedly and frankly of her relationship with
drugs, writing that she had "put enough toot up my admittedly sizeable
snout to stun the entire Colombian armed forces". She declared that
"As one who suffered from chronic shyness and a low boredom threshold
... I simply can't imagine that I could have ever had any kind of
social life without , let alone have reigned as Queen of the Groucho
Club for a good part of the '80s and '90s." While Burchill has
frequently drawn on her personal life for her writing, her personal
life has been a subject of public comment, especially during this
period, when "everything about her – her marriages, her debauchery,
her children – seemed to be news."
In 1991, Burchill, Landesman and
Toby Young established a short-lived
magazine Modern Review through which she met
Charlotte Raven , with
whom she had a much publicised affair. " was only a lesbian for about
six weeks in 1995" she claimed in an interview with
Lynn Barber in
2004, or "my very enjoyable six months of lesbianism" in a 2000
article. Launched under the slogan "Low culture for high brows", the
magazine lasted until 1995, when Burchill and her colleagues fell out.
It was briefly revived by Burchill, with Raven editing, in 1997. The
'Fax war' in 1993 between Burchill and author
Camille Paglia ,
published in the Modern Review, gained much attention.
FROM 2000 TO 2004
A user of cocaine at the time and since, sharing in the activity in
the company of
Will Self among others, she was positive about her use
The Guardian in 2000 when defending actress
Danniella Westbrook for
Westbrook's loss of her septum because of cocaine use. By then Will
Deborah Orr , writing in
The Independent , was scathing
of Burchill for the article: "She does not identify herself as a
cocaine addict, so she has no pity for Ms Westbrook." A letter in The
Independent in June 2000 from the head waitress at the
Groucho Club at
the time, Deborah Bosley, caused a minor stir. Responding to an
Yvonne Roberts , Bosley, at the time the partner of
Richard Ingrams , a long standing critic of Burchill, alleged that
Burchill was merely "a fat bird in a blue mac sitting in the corner"
when ensconced at the Groucho. In revenge for Deborah Orr's article,
Burchill invented a supposedly long-standing crush on
Will Self with
the intention of upsetting Orr.
The following year's, Burchill on Beckham (2001), a short book about
Burchill's opinions concerning
David Beckham 's life, career, and
Victoria Beckham , attracted "some of the worst
notices since Jeffrey Archer's heyday. 'Burchill is to football
Jimmy Hill is to feminist polemics'," wrote one reviewer.
Robert Winder in the
New Statesman : "The book fits in
with Burchill's theme of praising the working class; Burchill presents
Beckham as "an anti-laddish symbol of old working-class values – he
reminds her of those proud men of her childhood, 'paragons of
generosity, industry and chastity'."
For five years until 2003 Burchill wrote a weekly column in The
Guardian . Appointed in 1998 by Orr, while editor of the Guardian
Weekend supplement, Burchill's career was in trouble; she had been
sacked by the revived Punch magazine. Burchill frequently thanks Orr
for rescuing her. One of the pieces she wrote for
The Guardian was in
reaction to the murder of BBC TV presenter
Jill Dando in 1999. She
compared the shock of Dando's murder to finding a "tarantula in a
punnet full of strawberries". In 2002 she narrowly escaped prosecution
for incitement to racial hatred , "following a Guardian column where
she described Ireland as being synonymous with child molestation,
Nazi-sympathising, and the oppression of women." Burchill had
expressed anti-Irish sentiment several times throughout her career,
announcing in the London journal Time Out that "I hate the Irish, I
think they're appalling".
She supported the
Iraq war , writing in
The Guardian in 2003 that she
was “in favour of a smaller war now rather than a far worse war
later” and criticised those opposed to the war as “pro-Saddam
apologists”. She justified her stance by stating that “this war is
about freedom, justice – and oil” and that because Britain and the
United States sold weapons to Iraq that, “it is our responsibility
to redress our greed and ignorance by doing the lion's share in
getting rid of him”.
The Guardian acrimoniously, saying in an interview that
they had offered her a sofa in lieu of a pay rise. She claims to have
left the newspaper in protest at what she saw as its "vile
2005 AND AFTER
Burchill was an early critic of the fashion for denigrating lower
social classes as "chavs ". In 2005, she presented the Sky One
documentary In Defence of Chavs. "Picking on people worse off than you
are isn't humour. It's pathetic, it's cowardly and it's bullying" she
commented in an interview for
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph at the time. "It's
all to do with self-loathing ... The middle classes can't bear to see
people having more fun, so they attack Chavs for things like their
cheap jewellery. It's jealousy, because they secretly know Chavs are
better than them. They're even better looking."
Following her departure from The Guardian, in early 2005 she moved to
The Times , who were more willing to meet her demands, doubling her
previous salary. Shortly after starting her weekly column, she
George Galloway , but appeared to confuse him with former
MP Ron Brown , reporting the misdeeds of Brown as those of Galloway,
"he incited Arabs to fight British troops in Iraq." She apologised in
her column and
The Times paid damages thought to have been £50,000.
The Times dropped her Saturday column, and arranged a more
flexible arrangement with Burchill writing for the daily paper. Later
it emerged during a Guardian interview, published on 4 August 2008,
that eventually she "was given the jolly old heave ho" by The Times,
and paid off for the last year of her three-year contract, still
receiving the £300,000 she would have earned if she had been obliged
to provide copy. She later described her columns for her abbreviated
Times contract, which ended abruptly in 2007, thus: "I was totally
taking the piss. I didn't spend much time on them and they were such
In February 2006, she announced plans for a year's sabbatical from
journalism, planning, among other things, to study theology . She had
previously, in 1999, 'found God', and become a Lutheran . In June
2007, she announced that she would not be returning to journalism, but
instead concentrate on writing books and TV scripts and finally
undertake a theology degree, but she returned to writing for The
Burchill's co-written book with
Chas Newkey-Burden Not in My Name: A
Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy appeared in August 2008, and is
dedicated "to Arik and Bibi" (
Ariel Sharon and
Benjamin Netanyahu ).
Gerald Jacobs , writing for
The Jewish Chronicle in 2008,
"this book does not merely stand up for Israel, it jumps up and down,
cheers and waves its arms." The newspaper described her as "Israel's
staunchest supporter in the UK media." When asked if Israel has any
flaws, she responded: "Yes. They are much too tolerant of their
freaking neighbours, much too reasonable."
She declared in 2005, after
Ariel Sharon 's withdrawal of Israeli
settlers from the
Gaza Strip , that "Israel is the only country I
would fucking die for. He's the enemy of the Jews. Chucking his own
people off the Gaza; to me that's disgusting." Besides writing
occasional pieces for
The Guardian , she wrote four articles for the
centre-right politics and culture magazine Standpoint between July and
At the end of June 2010 it was announced Burchill would be writing
The Independent , contributing a weekly full-page
column for the paper. The connection lasted less than 18 months.
Burchill wrote her last column for the newspaper at the end of October
2011. Admitting he had tried to recruit Burchill for The Sun in the
Roy Greenslade commented: "my admittedly occasional reading of
her columns in recent years has left feeling that she realises her
old schtick is no longer working. She has run out of steam – and
sympathetic newspaper editors."
Commenting on the
Egyptian Revolution of 2011
Egyptian Revolution of 2011 , Burchill wrote in The
Independent : "It would be wonderful to think that what replaces
Mubarak will be better. But here's the thing about Middle Eastern
regimes: they're all vile. The ones that are 'friendly' are vile and
the ones that hate us are vile. Revolutions in the region have a habit
of going horribly wrong, and this may well have something to do with
the fact that Islam and democracy appear to find it difficult to
co-exist for long".
On 13 January 2013, Burchill wrote an article for The Observer
Suzanne Moore after a reference by Moore to transsexuals had
been greeted with a great deal of criticism. In Burchill's view it
showed the "chutzpah " of transsexuals to have their "cock cut off and
then plead special privileges as women". There were a number of
objections to her writing from members of the transgender community
and non-transgender community alike and the editor of The Observer,
John Mulholland , responded on the comments page to what he described
as "many emails protesting about this piece" and stated that he would
be looking into the issue. Liberal Democrat MP
Lynne Featherstone ,
formerly a junior
Minister for Women and Equalities , called for the
dismissal of Burchill and Mulholland in response to the piece. The
article was withdrawn from the website the following day, and replaced
with a message from Mulholland, but reappeared on the Telegraph
website. On 18 January The Observer's Readers Editor Stephen
Pritchard defended the decision to remove the article from the
newspaper's website, quoting the editor who took that decision as
saying "This clearly fell outside what we might consider reasonable.
The piece should not have been published in that form. I don't want
the Observer to be conducting debates on those terms or with that
language. It was offensive, needlessly. We made a misjudgment and we
apologise for that."
RELIGION AND PHILO-SEMITISM
In 1999, Burchill "found God", and became a Lutheran and later a
Christian Zionist ". In June 2007, she announced that
she would undertake a theology degree, although she subsequently
decided to do voluntary work instead as a way to learn more about
Christianity. She has volunteered in a local
In June 2009
The Jewish Chronicle reported that she had become a
Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue and was considering
again a conversion to Judaism. Reported as having attended Shabbat
services for a month, and studying Hebrew, Burchill now described
herself as an "ex-Christian", pointing out that she had been pondering
on her conversion since the age of 25. Burchill said that "At a time
of rising and increasingly vicious anti-semitism from both left and
right, becoming Jewish especially appeals to me. ... Added to the fact
that I admire Israel so much, it does seem to make sense – assuming
of course that the Jews will have me." She wrote in November 2012:
"The things I love about the Jews are: their religion, their language
and their ancient country."
Burchill though has clashed with Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah of the
Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, and the Rabbi's lesbian
partner, Jess Woods. Among the reasons for the clash was Rabbi
Sarah's defence of Muslims and her advocacy of the Palestinian cause.
In Burchill's words, the rabbi "respects PIG ISLAM." Rabbi Sarah told
The Independent in September 2014: "The problem is doesn’t have any
in-depth knowledge. I can imagine her endlessly watching the film
Paul Newman . She’s got a kind of Hollywood view of
Jews. You know, ‘Jews are so clever, we’ve survived...'."
In Autumn 2014, Burchill's book Unchosen: The Memoirs of a
Philo-Semite was published.
Tel Aviv -based writer Akin Ajayi in
Haaretz thought "the reactionary solipsism of Unbound is far removed
from the affectionate warmness that a love of the Jewish people can
be." Burchill's ex-husband, Cosmo Landesman, considered it to be an
"exhilarating and exasperating mix of the utterly brilliant and the
totally bonkers." He observes that "there are plenty of Jews Julie
doesn’t love" including the "millions of Jews around the world who
have ever criticised Israel. Her love is blind, deaf and dumb to such
an obvious contradiction." Guardian Columnist
Hadley Freeman wrote:
"Hilariously, she sets herself up as the Jewishness Police, railing
against Jews who are not Jewish enough".
She announced in November 2012 that her next book, Unchosen, was to
be crowd-source funded, via Unbound , and published after enough
pledges had been received. Her agent had failed to interest six
conventional publishers in the project.
OTHER BOOKS AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES
Burchill has written novels and made television documentaries. Her
novel Ambition (1989) was a best-seller and her lesbian-themed novel
for teenagers Sugar Rush (2004) was adapted into a television
programme produced by
Shine Limited for
Channel 4 . Lenora Crichlow
's portrayal of the central character Maria Sweet inspired the 2007
sequel novel Sweet. She has made television documentaries about the
death of her father from asbestosis in 2002 (
BBC Four ) and Heat
magazine broadcast on
Sky One in 2006.
Burchill's views and writing have received significant media
attention and she is known for her contentious prose – in her own
words, "the writing equivalent of screaming and throwing things" –
and strong opinions: for her novel Sugar Rush her publicist described
her "Britain's most famous and controversial journalist". One of her
most consistent themes is her championing of the working-class (which
she still identifies with, despite now being a successful journalist)
against the middle-class in most cases, and has been particularly
vocal in defending chavs . According to Will Self, "Burchill's great
talent as a journalist is to beautifully articulate the inarticulate
sentiments and prejudices of her readers". For
Michael Bywater ,
Burchill's "insights were, and remain, negligible, on the level of a
toddler having a tantrum". As John Arlidge put it in
The Observer ,
"If Burchill is famous for anything it is for being Julie Burchill,
the brilliant, unpredictable, outrageously outspoken writer who has an
iconoclastic, usually offensive, view on everything.
In 2002 her life was the subject of a one-woman West End play, Julie
Burchill is Away, by
Tim Fountain , with Burchill played by her friend
Jackie Clune . A sequel by Fountain, Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult,
followed in 2014, with
Lizzie Roper in the central role.
In 2003, Burchill was ranked number 85 in Channel 4's poll of 100
Worst Britons. The poll was inspired by the BBC series 100 Greatest
Britons , though it was less serious in nature. The aim was to
discover the "100 worst Britons we love to hate". The poll specified
that the nominees had to be British, alive and not currently in prison
or pending trial.
Burchill has made frequent attacks on various celebrity figures,
which have attracted criticism for their cruelty. On the 25th
John Lennon 's murder by shooting in 2005 she told the
Guardian "I don't remember where I was but I was really pleased he was
dead, as he was a wife-beater, gay-basher, anti-Semite and all-round
bully-boy." In an essay "Born Again Cows" published in Damaged Gods
(1987), she wrote: "When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot
as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women." Her
defenders though have noted the self-deprecating aspects of her
persona. Asked by
Will Self in a 1999 interview if she was solipsistic
, she responded with the comment: "I don't know – I didn't go to
Burchill was briefly married to Tony Parsons (whom she met at NME),
moving in with him in 1981, at the age of 21. She left three years
later, leaving behind a son, and subsequently there has been "a
steady stream of vitriol in both directions"; she claims to have got
through the "sexual side" of their marriage "by pretending that my
husband was my friend
Peter York ". Her relationships, particularly
with Parsons, have featured regularly in her work; Parsons later wrote
that "It's like having a stalker. I don't understand her fascination
with someone whom she split up with 15 years ago."
After Parsons, Burchill married
Cosmo Landesman , the son of Fran and
Jay Landesman , with whom she also had a son. The sons from her
marriages with Parsons and Landesman lived with their fathers after
the separations. After splitting from Landesman in 1992, she
subsequently married again in 2004, to Daniel Raven, about 13 years
her junior, her former lover
Charlotte Raven 's brother. She wrote of
the joys of having a "toyboy" in her Times "Weekend Review" column.
Fellow NME journalist/author Paul Wellings wrote about their
friendship in his book I'm A Journalist...Get Me Out of Here. She has
written about her lesbian relationships, and declared that "I would
never describe myself as 'heterosexual', 'straight' or anything else.
Especially not 'bisexual' (it sounds like a sort of communal vehicle
missing a mudguard). I like 'spontaneous' as a sexual description."
However, in 2009 she said that she was only attracted to girls in
their 20s, and since she was now nearly 50, "I really don't want to be
an old perv. So best leave it."
She has lived in
Brighton and Hove since 1995 and a book on her
adopted home town titled Made in Brighton (Virgin Books) was published
in April 2007. Her house in Hove was sold (and demolished for
redevelopment as high-density flats) around 2005 for £1.5 million,
of which she has given away £300,000, citing
Andrew Carnegie : "A man
who dies rich, dies shamed."
Burchill's second son, Jack Landesman, aged 29, committed suicide in
late June 2015.
* The Boy Looked at Johnny co-written with Tony Parsons , 1978
* Love It or Shove It, 1985
* Girls on Film, 1986
* Damaged Gods: Cults and Heroes Reappraised, 1987
* Ambition , 1989
* Sex and Sensibility, 1992
* No Exit, 1993
* Married Alive, 1998
* I Knew I Was Right, 1998, an autobiography
* Diana, 1999
The Guardian Columns 1998–2000, 2000
* On Beckham, 2002
* Sugar Rush , 2004 (adapted for television in 2005)
* Sweet, 2007
* Made in Brighton, 2007 co-written with her husband Daniel Raven
* Not in My Name: A compendium of modern hypocrisy, 2008 co-written
* Unchosen: The Memoirs of a Philo-Semite, 2014
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* ^ A B
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* ^ A B C D E
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* ^ A B C
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Robert Winder Golden balls.
Robert Winder on a hymn to Becks: a
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* ^ A B Stephen Brook "
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Guardian, 30 June 2010
Julie Burchill "Fashion is for dummies but you\'re never too
fat for a fragrance to fit", The Independent, 28 October 2011; Josh
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* ^ Kaveney, Roz (13 January 2013). "
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article", telegraph.co.uk, 14 January 2013. See also
Toby Young "The
Observer\'s decision to censor
Julie Burchill is a disgrace",
telegraph.co.uk, 14 January 2013
* ^ Stephen Pritchard "
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trans people", guardian.co.uk, 18 January 2013
* ^ A B
The Guardian , 19 June 2009,
Julie Burchill moves closer to
* ^ A B C D
The Guardian , 13 May 2009, \'I know we\'ve had our
* ^ A B Cecily Woolf "Brighton shul", The Jewish Chronicle, 18 June
* ^ A B
Julie Burchill "Why you are stuck with me", The Jewish
Chronicle, 1 November 2012
* ^ A B C Emily Dugan "What did this lesbian rabbi do to make Julie
Burchill mad?", The Independent, 26 September 2014
* ^ Akin Ajayi "From Marily Monroe to MLK:
Julie Burchill Explains
\'Why I Love the Jew\'", Haaretz, 2 November 2014
* ^ Cosmno Landesman "What Julie Burchill\'s ex-husband thinks of
her new memoir", The Spectator, 6 November 2014
Hadley Freeman "God save us from the philosemitism of Burchill,
Amis and Mensch", The Guardian, 8 November 2014
Julie Burchill "Julie Burchill: Why I’m too cool for shul",
Daily Telegraph, 10 November 2014
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* ^ "Filming starts on Burchill\'s teen drama for Channel 4"
Archived 30 October 2006 at the
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