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Tom Holland

Award-winning history author and novelist...

Tom Holland biography and information

Tom Holland is a British novelist and historian, who has written several popular works on history and presented a number of TV documentaries. He was born near Oxford, brought up in a city near Stonehenge, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge.

Holland's first history book was the award-winning Rubicon. He also wrote Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of ChristendomPersian Fire: The First World Empire, Battle for the West, and In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World, among others.

Although known for being an author of history, Holland has also written several novels, including a series revolving around a fictional Lord Byron becoming a vampire (The Vampyre).

He currently lives in London with his wife and daughters.

Book and writing awards

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Books by Tom Holland

Rubicon
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Persian Fire
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In The Shadow Of The Sword
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Millennium
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Dynasty
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Swim, Bike, Run, Eat
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Romans
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Rubicon
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Supping With Panthers
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Deliver Us From Evil
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The 12-Week Triathlete
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Millennium
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The Sleeper In The Sands
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The Vampyre
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Tom Holland's desert island bookcase...

Posted on 26th Sep, 2013 by Guest contributor

Historian Tom Holland is the author of a number of widely acclaimed books, and has been referred to as "the greatest young historian working today." This week, his new translation of Herodotus' enduring masterpiece The Histories is published, and we asked Tom to pick five books from his own bookcase which still resonate with him today...

Tom Holland - Festival of Ideas at Waterstones

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Tuesday 17th September 19:00