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Lifetime: 1962 -




United Kingdom

Edward Lucas

Edward Lucas is a British writer and security specialist.

Lucas is non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Until 2018 he was a senior editor at The Economist. He writes a column for The Times and occasionally writes for the Daily Mail. He edited Standpoint magazine from September 2019 until March 2020. Lucas has covered Central and Eastern European affairs since 1986, writing, broadcasting, and speaking on the politics, economics, and security of the region.

In September 2021 he was selected as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster in the next general election, currently expected to take place in 2024.

Lucas's second wife is the columnist Cristina Odone, with whom he has one child; he had two children with his first wife Claudia, who is German. He lives in London. His father was the Oxford philosopher John Lucas.

On 1 December 2014, he became the first e-resident of Estonia.

Books by Edward Lucas

Highways and Byways in Sussex  Cover image

Highways and Byways in Sussex

Non-Fiction Travel
Future Literature Geography Church Castle Nostalgia Poetry

A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times pa...