- Not to be confused with Jonathan Derbyshire.
(; born June 3, 1945) is a British-American writer. His columns in National Review
and New English Review
cover a broad range of political-cultural topics, including immigration, China, history, mathematics, and race. Derbyshire's 1996 novel, Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream
, was a New York Times
"Notable Book of the Year". His 2004 non-fiction book, Prime Obsession
, won the Mathematical Association of America's inaugural Euler Book Prize. A new political book, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
, was released in September 2009.
Derbyshire attended the Northampton School for Boys and graduated from University College London, where he studied mathematics. Before turning to writing full-time, he worked on Wall Street as a computer programmer.