Gove, Michael 1967-
GOVE, Michael 1967-
PERSONAL: Born 1967; married Sarah Vine (a Times arts editor). Education: Attended Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Fourth Estate, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JB, England.
CAREER: Journalist and author. Times, London, England, assistant editor; British Broadcasting Corporation, reporter; Policy Exchange, chairman.
Michael Portillo: The Future of the Right, Fourth Estate (London, England), 1995.
(Editor, with Ed Vaizey and Nicholas Boles) A BlueTomorrow: New Visions for Modern Conservatives, Politico's (London, England), 2002.
Regular contributor to periodicals, including the Spectator.
SIDELIGHTS: Michael Gove is an assistant editor of the London Times, and a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Gove's first book, Michael Portillo: The Future of the Right, is a biography on the British politician. At the age of thirty-one, Portillo was elected to Parliament in 1984 and the British Cabinet in 1992. Gove describes Portillo's life, his rise in politics, and his political beliefs and opinions. Times Educational Supplement contributor Gillian Peele noted, "An intriguing picture of Portillo, thoughtful and polite as well as intellectually able."
Gove is coeditor A Blue Tomorrow: New Visions for Modern Conservatives with Edward Vaizey and Nicholas Boles. It was published after the conservative party was badly defeated in the 2001 election in the United Kingdom. a Blue Tomorrow is a collection of twenty-one essays in which the contributors suggest what went wrong in the last election, the problems the conservative party has, and how the conservative party can prosper again.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
New Statesman, October 27, 1995, Edward Pearce, review of Michael Portillo: The Future of the Right, p. 45.
Parliamentary Affairs, April, 1986, Peter Madgwick, review of Michael Portillo, p. 368.
Times Educational Supplement, December 8, 2002, Gillian Peele, "Up and Down the Greasy Pole," p. 11.
Times Literary Supplement, April 12, 2002, Anthony Seldon, "New Ideas Needed," p. 28.
BBC News Online,http://news.bbc.co.uk/ (September 3, 2002), "Michael Gove."
Reformer Magazine,http://www.trg.org.uk/ (September 3, 2002), review of A Blue Tomorrow.
Renewing One Nation,http://www.renewingonenation.com/ (September 3, 2002), review of A Blue Tomorrow.*