A year of political upheaval, sporting thrills, and continuing global conflict. The Times Companion to 2017 is a selection of authoritative and entertaining writing on politics, war, culture, sport and current affairs from the world's most famous newspaper.
No dry chronicle of daily events, it brings together some of the best articles - and photographs and graphics - published by The Times between September 2016 and August 2017. In a lively mix of news features and reportage, profiles and interviews, opinion columns and expert analysis, The Times' award-winning journalists tell the stories behind the headlines of a remarkable year.
Educated at the universities of Oxford and Hamburg, Ian Brunskill joined The Times in 1991. He succeeded the political commentator Anthony Howard as Obituaries Editor in February 1999, and took on the additional duties of Letters Editor in 2005; he is currently assistant editor. He is editor of The Times Great Lives (2005), The Times Great Victorian Lives (2007) and The Times Guide to the House of Commons (2015).