David Aaronovitch wins Comment award

David Aaronovitch has been named Commentariat of the Year at the annual Editorial Intelligence awards.

The Times columnist, who won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2001, was awatrded the prize at a ceremony on Wednesday evening.

He was shortlisted alongside his fellow Jewish Chronicle columnist Jonathan Freedland, who tweeted his congratulations.

Mr Aaronovitch, who famously appeared on University Challenge in a team that sabotaged its chances by answering questions with the names of famous Marxists, is the author of Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History.

Last updated: 2:39pm, October 18 2012