Jason Cowley is a journalist, magazine editor and writer.

He became editor of the New Statesman in October 2008. He has also been editor of Granta magazine, a senior editor and writer on the Observer, and a staff feature writer on the Times.

He is the author of a novel, Unknown Pleasures (Faber & Faber, 2000), and of a memoir, The Last Game: Love, Death and Football (Simon & Schuster, 2009).

In 2009 and 2011, he was named editor of the year in the Newspaper and Current Affairs Magazines category at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards.

In 2013, he was shortlisted for the European Press Prize editing award. “Cowley has succeeded in revitalising the New Statesman and re-establishing its position as an influential political and cultural weekly,” the judges said. “He has given the New Statesman an edge and a relevance to current affairs it hasn’t had for years.”