James Hall is a London-based freelance journalist. He is a music critic for The Daily Telegraph, and writes features and columns on music, food, consumer affairs, business, lifestyle for the Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, the FT, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer. He also writes award-winning corporate reports for companies including Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.

Prior to going freelance in 2013, James worked at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph for a decade, latterly as Consumer Affairs Editor. His time on the papers saw him interview everyone from Jonny Wilkinson to George Osborne. In 2011 he was nominated for Consumer Journalist of the Year at the London Press Club Awards. Before the Telegraph, he worked for Dow Jones Newswires/ Wall Street Journal Europe, and Retail Week. He has been a regular pundit on Sky News and CNBC. In 2013, James was on the judging panel for The Bookseller awards.

James has a degree in Social Anthropology from Edinburgh University. He is married to Zanna, a documentary producer. James’s debut novel, The Industry of Human Happiness, was released in May 2018. He is represented by Alice Saunders at LAW literary agency.