Toby Guise is a London-based writer and novelist with an interest in political culture. His genes have been spliced from Simon Raven and Kyril Bonfiglioli. His novel The Gold Sands has been variously described as "the most important piece of social comment this decade" and "having nothing good to recommend it - at all." He writes comment for The American Conservative, Tablet Magazine, and Reaction; and travel for the FT and the Spectator. He lives at @tobyguise.