Tom Holland (GBR) * 01.01.1968
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 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
The Poison in the Blood (2006), ISBN 0-349-11964-3
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic (2003), ISBN 0-316-86130-8
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West (2005), ISBN 0-316-72664-8
"The Persian Way of War", essay in Lapham's Quarterly, Winter 2008.