Patrick French

Writer & Historian

Patrick French is a biographer and historian with an interest in imperial and global history.
He is the author of books including India, The World Is What It Is, Liberty or Death, Tibet, Tibet and Younghusband, and a winner of prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and America’s National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University’s humanities centre, and is now working on the authorised biography of Doris Lessing.