Ian Leslie

Author and Journalist

Ian Leslie is a London-based journalist and author of critically acclaimed books about human behaviour. He is currently writing a new book on the psychology of conflict and communication, to be published by Faber & Faber (UK) and HarperCollins (US) in 2020. Ian also created, wrote and performed in the BBC radio comedy Before They Were Famous. Ian appears as a commentator on current affairs and culture for the BBC, Sky, and NPR. Along with Matthew Taylor, CEO of the RSA, Ian presents a regular podcast called Polarised, about the way we do politics today.

Ian combines his writing career with one in advertising. He consults on communication and marketing strategy for a range of UK and global clients.