David F. McAllister (b. 92) is a writer and editor based in London.

Selected writing:

i. Essays

Our land
On the way things have always been

The measure of all things
On what counts

What Annie Ernaux owes to memory
On a Nobel prize winner

ii. Reviews & criticism

Nothing to see, and nothing to say
On Marlie Mul’s This Exhibtion is Cancelled

Francis Bacon looks at animals
On Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

Glasgow kisses

On Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo

Scots without Scotland
On Murray Pittock’s Scotland: The Global History

Picasso’s indefinable legacy
On legacies and bad behaviour

iii. Interviews

The BBC and CNN are very biased
Ai Weiwei

Conservatives must avoid seeming obsessed with money

Maurice Saatchi

Work is just a flimsy excuse to meet people

Cornelia Parker

The biggest challenge was to make the audience feel their complicity
Richard Mosse

iv. Columns

For men, online dating is a tall order
On average height

Care about social mobility? Don’t send your kids to Oxbridge

On networks of privilege