Will Hutton began his career as a stockbroker and investment analyst, before working in BBC television and radio as a producer and reporter. He was economics editor of Newsnight from 1983-88 and editor in chief of the satellite European Business Channel from 1988-90. He joined the Guardian as economics editor in 1990, before moving to the Observer as editor in 1996 and later editor-in-chief. He won the Political Journalist of the Year award in 1993. He has written several bestselling economic books, including The World We’re In (2002) (published in the US as A Declaration of Interdependence), The State We’re In (1996), The State to Come (1997), The Stakeholding Society (1999) and The Revolution That Never Was (1987). His most recent book on China and the West, The Writing on the Wall, was published in 2007.