Sir Peter Stothard (born 28 February 1951) is a British author, journalist and critic. From 1992 to 2002 he was editor of The Times and from 2002 to 2016 editor of The Times Literary Supplement, the only journalist to have held both roles. His four books of diaries cover both political and classical themes. In 2010 his first book of memoir On the Spartacus Road combined an account of the Spartacus uprising with elements of autobiography. His second, Alexandria, The Last Nights of Cleopatra, extended the same form, including accounts of newspaper life alongside the story of his engagement with Greece, Rome and Egypt. Alexandria won the 2013 Criticos Prize for literature on themes from ancient or modern Greece. The Senecans: Four men and Margaret Thatcher, his memoir of the 1980s and 90s, was published in September 2016. His next book, The Last Assassin, will be published by Orion.