Dominic Green (writer and Musician)
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Dominic Green Writer and Musician

Dominic Green (born 1970) is a British historian, critic, commentator and musician. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, he is Life & Arts editor of the US edition of The Spectator[1] and a commissioning editor of The Critic.[2] He is a columnist and film reviewer for The Spectator, and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph.[3] He also writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal,[4]The New Criterion,[5]The Spectator (UK),[6]Standpoint,[7]The Literary Review,[8] and The Oldie.[9] He has also written for The Atlantic,[10]Commentary,[11]The Economist, First Things,[12]The Weekly Standard,[13]CapX[14] and the antiquities magazine Minerva.[15]


Green is the son of the saxophonist and writer Benny Green and actress Toni Kanal, and the brother of saxophonist and BBC Radio presenter Leo Green. He read English Literature[16] at St John's College, Oxford. Subsequently, he read for an AM in Jewish Studies at Harvard University, and a PhD in Comparative History at Brandeis University. He has taught history and writing at Brandeis, where he was the Mandel Fellow in the Humanities, and Politics at Boston College.


Green is a professional jazz guitarist and arranger. Artists he has worked with include Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick, Sacha Distel, Big Jay McNeely, Benny Green, Deniece Williams, Bettye Lavette, Ray Gelato, John Dankworth, Doris Troy, Kym Mazelle, Gary Baldwin Portishead, Colin Edwyn (Porcupine Tree), Danny Farrant (Buzzcocks), The Karminsky Experience Inc., and the James Taylor Quartet.


Green is the author of a biography of his father, Benny Green: Words and Music (2000), and editor of the collection Such Sweet Thunder: Benny Green on Jazz (2001). His first history book, The Double Life of Dr. Lopez: Spies, Shakespeare and the Plot to Poison Elizabeth I (2003) was described in The Sunday Times of London as 'popular history at its best'. Green's second history book, Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad 1869-1899 (2007; UK title Armies of God) was acclaimed in media as varied as Foreign Affairs and Entertainment Weekly. Currently, Green is writing a history of modern spirituality for Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.


  • Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents] (BBC/PBS, 2017); nominated for a Royal Television Society award, 2018.


  • Benny Green: Words and Music, London, London House, 2000, ISBN 1-902809-39-4, 252p.
  • The Double Life of Doctor Lopez: Spies, Shakespeare and the Plot to Poison Elizabeth I, London, Century, 2003, ISBN 0-7126-1539-3, 402p.
  • Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1898, Free Press, January 2007, ISBN 0-7432-8071-7, 304p. (also known as "Armies of God: Islam and Empire on the Nile, 1869-1899")[17]



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  2. ^ "About The Critic". The Critic Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Dominic Green". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Dominic (30 June 2020). "Opinion | Imagining the Museum's Smaller Future". Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Articles by Dominic Green | The New Criterion". Retrieved 2020.
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  7. ^ "Author: Dominic Green". Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Literary Review - For People Who Devour Books". Literary Review. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Lost between Britain and New England". The Oldie. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Dominic Green". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Dominic Green, author at Commentary Magazine". Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Authors". First Things. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Dominic Green". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Dominic Green, Author at CapX". Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "The archaeologist of artists". Minerva Magazine. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ Buchan, James (2007-07-21). "Children of empire". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Dominic Green". David Higham. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved .

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