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Alan Coren (born 1939) is a British writer and satirist. He is a regular panellist on The News Quiz with Simon Hoggart, and Call My Bluff. He writes both his own and the Notebook column for The Times of London. He has also written for Penthouse and The Daily Mail, and was editor of Punch magazine from 1978 to 1987.


He attended the University of Oxford, Yale University and University of California, Berkeley.


His son Giles Coren and daughter Victoria Coren have both followed him into journalism.