David McKie is a British journalist and historian. He was deputy editor of The Guardian and continued to write a weekly column for that paper until 4 October 2007, with the byline "Elsewhere". Until September 10, 2005, he also wrote a second weekly column, under the pseudonym "Smallweed".
His book Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Scoundrel, a biography of the Victorian era politician and swindler Jabez Balfour, was shortlisted for the Saga Award for Wit, also known as the Silver Booker, as well as the Whitbread Book Award for biography. Great British Bus Journeys was shortlisted for a Dolman Best Travel Book Award in 2007.