Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum held the position of Editor-in-Chief at Faber and Faber until 1996 when he left his position to become the Observer’s Literary Editor. His memoir, My Year Off, is published by Picador.


An interview with Robert McCrum

An interview with Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered a massive stroke which left one side of his body totally paralysed, his speech drastically impaired, and his sense of himself radically altered. What followed was a prolonged period of recovery, full of heart ache and frustration, as he gradually regained sensation, movement and self-esteem and as his family pulled together in the extraordinary effort necessary to make him well again. In his memoir My Year Off, published as a Picador Classic in 2015, he gives an invaluable insight into the reality of life after stroke, the moments of hope, the anger and despair, this is a book that gives voice to millions. We asked him about what makes him tick, on and off the page.