William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

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1965 - present

William Dalrymple is one of Britain’s greatest historians. He is also a prominent broadcaster and critic and art curator. His highly entertaining books gracefully combine transcultural investigations and romance, scholarship and story-telling. In the course of the last two decades, Dalrymple has written several books including a critically-acclaimed travel book.

William Dalrymple has won the following awards:

  • Thomas Cook Travel Book Award
  • Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award
  • Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage
  • Hemingway Prize
  • French Prix d'Astrolabe
  • Wolfson Prize for History
  • Scottish Book of the Year Award
  • Duff Cooper Memorial Prize
  • Asia House Award for Asian Literature
  • Vodafone Crossword Award

William Dalrymple has three times been long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize