Tim Footman (born 1968) is a British author, journalist and editor. He was educated at Churcher's College, Appleby College in Canada, and the University of Exeter.
He is the author of a number of books about popular music, including Welcome To The Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album (2007, ISBN 1-84240-388-5), a study of Radiohead's groundbreaking 1997 album OK Computer and its impact on contemporary music. He also contributed a chapter on Baudrillard and Radiohead to the volume Radiohead and Philosophy (Chicago: Open Court, 2009). His most recent books are The Noughties 2000-2009: A Decade That Changed the World (published by Crimson Books, 2009) and Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah - A New Biography (published by Chrome Dreams, 2009).
His work has appeared in The Guardian, Mojo, Time Out, Prospect, the Bangkok Post, The National (Abu Dhabi), the Sunday Post, the Yorkshire Post, BBC Online, CNNGo, Drowned In Sound, Careless Talk Costs Lives, Aeon, Zembla, Twill and the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. He is a contributor to the Guardian's comment website Comment is Free and the Prospect blog First Drafts. In 2010 he appeared in the BBC2 documentary TV series History of Now.
From 1999 to 2001 he was the editor of Guinness World Records during which time its emphasis became markedly more light-hearted. Before this he was editor of the PUSH Guide to University.
He was the winner of one of the biggest cash prizes on the UK edition of The Weakest Link; other quiz show appearances include Mastermind, University Challenge and Brain of Britain.