An introduction to the novels of historical fiction master Robert Harris.
Robert Harris is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the much-loved Cierco Trilogy mysteries: Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator. After graduating from Cambridge University, where he studied English, Harris joined the BBC and later wrote for the Observer, the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. His first long-form non-fiction work, 1982’s A Higher Form of Killing received critical acclaim. But it was his first novel a decade later – Fatherland, an alternate history in which the Nazis won WW2, which sold millions of copies worldwide – that cemented his name on the literary map. And across his fiction bibliography ever since, he has built on his reputation as a master of historical fiction.
Harris’s books have been adapted into award-winning films (notably 2012’s Roman Polanski-directed and Harris-scripted The Ghost Writer, which starred Ewan McGregor and Kim Cattrall). His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. To celebrate the release of his fourteenth novel, 2020’s V2, here we bring together each of his books so far.