Christopher Hitchens bibliography

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Christopher Hitchens reading his book Hitch-22 (2010).

Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a prolific English-American author, political journalist and literary critic. His books, essays, and journalistic career spanned more than four decades. Recognized as a public intellectual, he was a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits. Hitchens was a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and a variety of other media outlets.


Sole author[edit]

  • 1984 Cyprus. Quartet. Revised editions as Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger, 1989 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and 1997 (Verso). ISBN 978-0-704-32436-7
  • 1987 Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles. Chatto and Windus (UK)/Hill and Wang (US, 1988) / 1997 UK Verso edition as The Elgin Marbles: Should They Be Returned to Greece? (with essays by Robert Browning and Graham Binns). Reissued and updated 2008 as The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Reunification, Verso. ISBN 978-0-809-04189-3
  • 1990 Blood, Class, and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Reissued 2004, with a new introduction, as Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship, Nation Books, ISBN 1-56025-592-7
  • 1999 No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton. Verso. Reissued as No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family in 2000. ISBN 978-1-859-84736-7
  • 2001 The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Verso. ISBN 1-85984-631-9
  • 2001 Letters to a Young Contrarian. Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-03033-5
  • 2002 Why Orwell Matters, Basic Books (US)/UK edition as Orwell's Victory, Allen Lane/Penguin Press. ISBN 0-465-03050-5
  • 2005 Thomas Jefferson: Author of America. Eminent Lives/Atlas Books/HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN 0-06-059896-4
  • 2006 Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man": A Biography. Books That Shook the World/Atlantic Books, ISBN 1-84354-513-6
  • 2007 God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA/Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-57980-7 / Published in the UK as God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion. Atlantic Books, ISBN 978-1-84354-586-6
  • 2010 Hitch-22 Some Confessions and Contradictions: A Memoir . Hachette Book Group. ISBN 978-0-446-54033-9 (published by Allen and Unwin in Australia in May 2010 with the shorter title: Hitch-22. A Memoir.) ISBN 978-1-74175-962-4
  • 2012 Mortality. Atlantic. ISBN 978-1-4555-0275-2



External video
Booknotes interview with Hitchens on For the Sake of Argument, October 17, 1993, C-SPAN


Co-author or co-editor[edit]


  • 2005 Religion, Culture, and International Conflict: A Conversation, Michael Cromartie (editor). Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2005 A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq, Thomas Cushman (editor). University of California Press, ISBN 0-520-24555-5
  • 2011 The Quotable Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism, Windsor Mann (editor). Da Capo Press.

Book introductions, forewords and prefaces[edit]


  • "The man in full". The Atlantic. 303 (5): 83–87. June 2009. [Online title of this review is 'Hemingway's libidinous feast']. Reviews: Hemingway, Ernest (2009). A moveable feast : the restored edition. Scribner. ISBN 9781416591313.


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