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Robert Harris - Author

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost, Lustrum and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, west Berkshire, with his wife Gill Hornby and a fluctuating number of children.

In 2014 he was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.

Featured books by Robert Harris

Munich

Munich

Author: Robert Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

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Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Unputdownable. (Guardian). Gripping. (Sunday Times). The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

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Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

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Fatherland

Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

April 1964. The naked body of an old man floats in a river on the outskirts of Berlin. In one week it will be Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday. A terrible conspiracy is starting to unravel.

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Other books by Robert Harris

V2

V2

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

________________ 'An immersive thriller set against a tense historical backdrop ... the joy is in the history as much as the story ... Once again Harris has placed the reader at the heart of a great historic event, using a small story to tell a great one.' FINANCIAL TIMES ________________ The first rocket will take five minutes to hit London. You have six minutes to stop the second. Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped create the world's most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound. In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Haunted and disillusioned, Graf - who understands the volatile, deadly machine better than anyone - is tasked with firing these lethal 'vengeance weapons' at London. Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and a survivor of a V2 strike. As the rockets devastate London, she joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites. But at this stage in the war it's hard to know who, if anyone, you can trust. As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war - until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide. ________________ 'Harris finds the poetry in physics and the soul in engineering. He makes the V2s come to life as vividly as any of his human characters ... Harris has the great gift of readability; there is no living novelist whose books I am likelier to gobble up in one sitting.' JAKE KERRIDGE, TELEGRAPH 'I want to be the first to say it: Robert Harris scores a direct hit with V2. I was enthralled.' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'Astonishingly precise ... As Graf and Kay plot and counterplot, questions rise and fall like rockets. V2 will keep you pinned on a compelling trajectory.' SUNDAY TIMES 'A compelling cocktail of history and thriller ... [a] race-against-the-clock page turner' RTE GUIDE 'Harris is delivering a warning about toxic futility and the ferocious propaganda needed to fuel it. His timing is, unlike the workings of the rockets he writes about, impeccable.' EVENING STANDARD 'There are very few authors that everyone is gagging to see what they publish next. JK Rowling is one and I would say Robert Harris is another' IAIN DALE 'Robert Harris is at the peak of his storytelling power with V2; it takes you all the way back to the pleasure of reading Enigma.' PATRICK NEALE 'The king of the page-turning thriller' THE i 'Second World War buffs will enjoy Robert Harris's V2' INDEPENDENT 'V2's portrait of a battered and weary London is not without a certain 2020 resonance.' TOM HOLLAND

The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS: chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, and Express WHAT IF YOUR FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST? _____________________________________ 'One word: wonderful. Two words: compulsive reading. Three words: buy it tomorrow. Four words: tonight, if it's possible.' STEPHEN KING 'A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Genuinely thrilling.' DAILY TELEGRAPH _____________________________________ Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. It's a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination - a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor - before night falls and curfew is imposed. He's lost and he's becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm. What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested to destruction, as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying ... _____________________________________ '[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought.' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.' EVENING STANDARD 'The book's real power lies in its between-the-lines warning that our embrace of the internet represents some kind of sleepwalk into oblivion. It's a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud.' DAILY MAIL 'Harris' latest work intelligently warps historical fiction and tackles issues of religion, science and the apocalypse in the process. As he flexes his imagination, you will be left pondering as often as you are page-turning.' HERALD 'A brilliantly imaginative thriller' READER'S DIGEST NOW PRE-ORDER ROBERT'S NEW THRILLER V2 - COMING AUTUMN 2020

Life Without God

Life Without God

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2020

The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019

THE LATEST NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS: chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, and Express WHAT IF YOUR FUTURE LIES IN THE PAST? _____________________________________ 'One word: wonderful. Two words: compulsive reading. Three words: buy it tomorrow. Four words: tonight, if possible.' STEPHEN KING 'A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Genuinely thrilling.' DAILY TELEGRAPH _____________________________________ Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. It's a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination - a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor - before night falls and curfew is imposed. He's lost and he's becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm. What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested to destruction, as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying ... _____________________________________ '[Harris] takes us on a thrilling ride while serving up serious food for thought.' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really.' EVENING STANDARD 'The book's real power lies in its between-the-lines warning that our embrace of the internet represents some kind of sleepwalk into oblivion. It's a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud.' DAILY MAIL 'Harris' latest work intelligently warps historical fiction and tackles issues of religion, science and the apocalypse in the process. As he flexes his imagination, you will be left pondering as often as you are page-turning.' HERALD 'A brilliantly imaginative thriller' READER'S DIGEST LOOK OUT FOR ROBERT'S NEW THRILLER, V2 - COMING AUTUMN 2020

Demise Of An Emperor Before The Atlantic Slave Trade

Demise Of An Emperor Before The Atlantic Slave Trade

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2018

Kankan Keita became the tenth Emperor of Mali, and by his strong military he ruled twelve regions and twenty-four states in West Africa. He enhance the kingdom, improved the Federation and rebuilt a country. But where there is glory, doomed is not far. He had conquest with invasion after invasion, but one adversary he was unable to conquer.

Selling Hitler

Selling Hitler

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Selling Hitler by Robert Harris, read by David Rintoul.Spring 1983: it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made, and that one of the world's most sought after documents had finally come to light - the private diaries of Adolf Hitler.What followed was a fiasco of fakery, greed, the duping of experts, and the exchange of extraordinary sums of money for world-wide publishing rights. But that was just the beginning of the story. . .

Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2018

Avtor bestsellerov "e;EHnigma"e; i "e;Faterlyand"e; na ehtot raz predlagaet nam krutoj detektiv, v kotorom lyudskoe chestolyubie brosaet vyzov vlasti Gospodnej. Umiraet papa rimskij, i na ego mesto pretenduyut neskol'ko kandidatov. Organizovat' i provesti konklav po vyboru novogo papy porucheno YAkopo Lomeli, dekanu Kollegii kardinalov. Vybor truden, ne kazhdyj iz pretenduyushchih na Svyatoj prestol svetel i chist dushoyu, a nekotorye iz nih gotovy radi vlasti na lyuboe zlodejstvo. K tomu zhe vyyasnyaetsya, chto i prezhnij papa byl daleko ne angel

Munich

Munich

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938.Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course. And once again, Robert Harris gives us actual events of historical importance--here are Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier--at the heart of an electrifying, unputdownable novel.

Munich

Munich

Author: Robert Harris Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY. September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience? NOMINATED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Munich

Munich

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY.September 1938Hitler is determined to start a war.Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain's private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven't seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Fatherland

Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

The New York Times bestselling classic of alternate history, a murder mystery set in a world where the Nazis won World War IIfor fans ofThe Plot Against AmericaandThe Man in the High Castle Berlin, 1964. The Greater German Reich stretches from the Rhine to the Urals, and keeps an uneasy peace with its nuclear rival, the United States.As the Fatherland prepares for a grand celebration honoring Adolf Hitler's seventy-fifth birthday and anticipates a conciliatory visit from U.S. president Joseph Kennedy and ambassador Charles Lindbergh,a detective of the Kriminalpolizei is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. But when Xavier March discovers the identity of the body, he also uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with the American journalist Charlotte Maguire, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the trutha truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.Praise for Fatherland ';A singular achievement displaying original and carefully wrought suspense . . . Fatherland easily transcends convention.'The Washington Post ';A solid thriller, vividly imagined and genuinely frightening.'The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ';Ingenious . . . a triumph . . . suspenseful and elegant.'San Francisco Chronicle ';A dazzler . . . fast-paced . . . Historical fact is blended skillfully with fiction.'Detroit Free Press ';Absorbing . . . expertly written.'The New York Times Book Review ';Truly captivating.'Robert Ludlum ';A strong premise for a police thriller with rich foreign atmosphere and political texture galore? Absolutely!'Entertainment Weekly ';A sly and scary page-turner.'Los Angeles Times ';A well-plotted, well-written detective tale and a fascinating trek through parallel history.'Chicago Tribune ';Fatherland works on all levels. It's a triumph.'The Washington Times ';Distinguished by vivid details based on impeccable research, the thriller is a crackling-good read in the le Carre tradition.'Time ';Wonderful.'Newsday ';A gripping detective story as well as a chilling visit to the Germany that might have been. It is so plausibly written it seems quite real. Robert Harris is a name to watch for.'BookPage

Fatherland

Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

_________________________ 'The highest form of thriller . . . non-stop excitement' The Times NOW AVAILABLE: THE SECOND SLEEP, ROBERT HARRIS'S LATEST NOVEL _________________________ What if Hitler had won the war? It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

AN OFFICER AND A SPY

AN OFFICER AND A SPY

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

Franciya, 1890-e gody. Sotrudnik francuzskoj specsluzhby kapitan Al'fred Drejfus ob"e;yavlen osobo opasnym prestupnikom, podvergnut grazhdanskoj kazni i soslan na tropicheskij ostrov v Atlanticheskom okeane. Oficial'noe obvinenie - shpionazh v pol'zu Germanii. ZHorzh Pikar, byvshij nastavnik Drejfusa, a zatem nachal'nik odnogo iz otdelov departamenta razvedki, vedet sobstvennoe rassledovanie ehtogo protivorechivogo dela, k tomu zhe otkrovenno okrashennogo v nacionalisticheskie tona. Glavnyj obvinitel'nyj material protiv Drejfusa - tainstvennaya sekretnaya papka yakoby soderzhashchaya vse neobhodimye dokazatel'stva. Vot ee-to i nado najti Pikaru, chtoby pokazat' miru nevinovnost' svoego podopechnogo.

Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2016

The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet--where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men. The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.From the Hardcover edition.

Cicero Trilogy

Cicero Trilogy

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

This epic trilogy by Robert Harris includes his bestselling novels: Imperium, Lustrum and DictatorImperium - Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, Imperium takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top.Lustrum - From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.Dictator - Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable collection from a master storyteller.

Conclave

Conclave

Author: Robert Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

THE POWER OF GOD. THE AMBITION OF MEN.***SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.________________Munich, Robert Harris's new spy thriller set in the days leading up to World War II, is available now.________________'Unputdownable' Guardian 'Gripping' Sunday Times