This book pulls together the finest writing from the Guardian in 2002. From eyewitness reports, to political commentary, art criticism to sports, diary stories to editorials, obituaries to photography, The Guardian Year covers it all and provides a lasting record of a year in journalism. With contributions from some of the Guardian's best writers, including Nancy Banks-Smith, Catherine Bennett, Michael Billington, Emma Brockes, Julie Burchill, Matthew Engel, Jonathan Freedland, Suzanne Goldenberg, Simon Hoggart, Maggie O'Kane, Polly Toynbee, Gary Younge and Hugo Young.
David McKie joined the Guardian in 1965. He was deputy editor from 1975 to 1984 and is now a leader writer and columnist ('Elsewhere' and 'Smallweed').