Tom Holland (author)

Tom Holland (born 1968) is an acclaimed British author. He has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on many subjects from vampires to history.

Holland was born near Oxford and brought up in Salisbury, England. He obtained a double first in English and Latin at Queens' College, Cambridge, and afterwards studied shortly for a PhD at Oxford, taking Lord Byron as his subject, before interrupting the post graduate studies and moving to London [] .

He has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio 4. His novels, including "Attis" and "Deliver Us From Evil", mostly have a supernatural and horror element as well as being set in the past. He is also the author of three highly praised works of history, "", "Persian Fire" and "Millenium".

He lives in London with his wife and two children.



*"The Vampyre: Being the True Pilgrimage of George Gordon, Sixth Lord Byron" (1995), ISBN 0-316-91227-1 (published in the U.S. as "Lord of the Dead")
*"Supping with Panthers" (1996), ISBN 0-316-87622-4 (published in the U.S. as "Slave of My Thirst")


*"Attis" (1995), ISBN 0-7490-0213-1
*"The Vampyre: Being the True Pilgrimage of George Gordon, Sixth Lord Byron" (1995), ISBN 0-7515-1361-X
*"Deliver Us from Evil" (1997), ISBN 0-316-88248-8
*"The Sleeper in the Sands" (1998), ISBN 0-316-64480-3
*"The Bonehunter" (2001), ISBN 0-316-64819-1

hort fiction

*"The Poison in the Blood" (2006), ISBN 0-349-11964-3


*"" (2003), ISBN 0-316-86130-8
*"Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West" (2005), ISBN 0-316-72664-8
*"Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom" (2008), ISBN 978-0-316-73245-1
* [ "The Persian Way of War"] , essay in "Lapham's Quarterly", Winter 2008.

External links

* [ Interview at "infinity plus" by David Mathew]
* [ Interview at "SF Site" by Georges T. Dodds]

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