Tom Holland is the author of the best-sellers Rubicon, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Persian Fire, winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006, Millennium, In the Shadow of the Sword, and Dynasty. His latest book, Dominion was the Sunday Times' History Book of the Year for 2019.
His biography of Athelstan was the very first book published in Penguin’s Monarchs of England and Britain series.
He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC, and translated Herodotus' Histories and Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars for Penguin Classics. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical
Association prize, awarded to 'the individual who has done most to promote the
study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and
He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History. He has written and presented a number of TV documentaries, on topics ranging from dinosaurs to St Paul. Islam: The Untold Story, his award-winning documentary questioning received Muslim traditions about the life of Muhammad, was screened in autumn 2012, and generated international controversy.
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