Tom Holland received a double first from Cambridge. His adaptations of the classics include Homer, Virgil, Herodotus and Thucydides for BBC Radio 4. He was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Rubicon and won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2004, and Persian Fire won the Anglo-Hellenic League’s Runciman Award 2006. His most recent book, Millennium, is a stunning panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000. Tom wrote and presented a programme on St Paul for the series The Bible: A History, for Channel 4, earlier this year. Tom Holland is chair of the Society of Authors.
‘It is perfectly right for Holland to claim a great deal for the 11th century, of which his book is a splendid, highly coloured canvas’ - Norman Stone, The Guardian