Professor A. C. Grayling is an eminent philosopher and author who has written and edited more than 30 books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. His numerous works include The Challenge of Things (2015), The God Argument (2013), The Good Book (2011), The Age Of Genius (2016), and his most recent release Democracy and its Crisis (2017).
Prof. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of the Humanities in London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is a respected columnist for Prospect magazine, having previously written for The Guardian and The Times over a number of years. He has delivered lectures across the world, made numerous television appearances and contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, as well as BBC Radio 4, 3, and 2 and the World Service, for which he hosted the annual Exchanges at the Frontier series.
Prof. Grayling has twice been a Booker Prize judge, serving as Chair of the judging panel in 2015. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a former Fellow of the World Economic Forum (2000-2004).
In 2017, Prof. Grayling was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to Philosophy.