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date: 30 November 2021

Bellos, Alexander free

Bellos, Alexander free

Born Oxford 22 Nov. 1969; s of David Bellos and Ilona Bellos (née Roth, now Morison); m 2013, Natalie Hunt; two s

writer and mathematician

Education

Hampton Park Comp. Sch., Southampton; Richard Taunton Coll., Southampton; Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford (BA Maths and Philos.); Westminster Press (Dip. Journalism)

Career

Reporter, Brighton Evening Argus, 1991–93; The Guardian: reporter, 1994–97; South America corresp., 1998–2003. Maths and puzzles blog, www.theguardian.com, 2012–. Inventor, Loop (pool played on elliptical table), 2015

Publications

Futebol: the Brazilian way of life, 2002, rev. edn 2014; (ghostwriter) Pelé: the autobiography, 2006; Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, 2010; Alex Through the Looking Glass, 2014; Can You Solve My Problems?, 2016; Puzzle Ninja, 2017; So You Think You’ve Got Problems, 2019; with Edmund Harriss: Snowflake Seashell Star, 2015; Visions of Numberland, 2017; with Ben Lyttleton: Football School, 2016; Football School Season 2, 2017; Football School: the amazing quiz book, 2018; Football School Season 3, 2018; Football School Star Players, 2019; Football School Season 4, 2019; Football School: the Incredible Joke Book, 2019; Football School: the Ultimate Puzzle Book, 2020; Football School Epic Stories, 2020

Recreations

films, music, cycling

Address

c/o Rebecca Carter, Janklow & Nesbit, 13a Hillgate Street W8 7SP

(020) 7243 2975

rcarter@janklow.co.uk