Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop (1937) is a satire on journalism and the endless, wild pursuit of the hottest news. Published to widespread critical acclaim, it is still read widely today. For many critics, this is one of Waugh’s best works. It was once included in The Observer’s list of the 100 greatest novels of all time. Acknowledged as one of the greatest twentieth-century prose writers in English, Waugh had a varied writing career, turning his hand to journalism, book reviewing, biography writing, novels, and travel books.