Mark Lawson is a journalist, broadcaster and author.
He presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine Front Row. He was born on 11 April 1962 and went to school at St Columba's College in St Albans and went on to University College, London where he took a degree in English.
He has been a freelance contributor to numerous publications since 1984 and a Guardian columnist since 1995.
In the mid-90s he presented The Late Show on BBC2 and has presented The Late Review since 1994.
He has twice been voted TV critic of the Year and has won numerous awards for arts journalism.