Christopher Hitchens
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Born: April 13, 1949

Died: December 15, 2011 (age 62)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, writer, journalist

Bio: Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English American author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as Hitch was a columnist and literary critic for New Statesman, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Daily Mirror, The Times Literary Supplement, Free Inquiry, and Vanity Fair. He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays.

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