Graham Robb

Graham Robb

Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history, including biographies of Victor Hugo (which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Award and the Whitbread Biography Award in 1997) and Rimbaud (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2000). The Discovery of France won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. His most recent book, Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. He is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives on the English-Scottish border.


Graham Robb: what I actually said about Camelot

Graham Robb: what I actually said about Camelot

After reading a hasty and inaccurate review of my book The Ancient Paths, a group campaigning against a new relief road in Standish near Wigan wrongly concluded that an 'eminent historian', Graham Robb, had identified the true location of Camelot, the court of King Arthur. The new road, they said, would desecrate an ancient site. This ludicrous story has been repeated in several newspapers.

Wander the ancient paths with Graham Robb

Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Author Graham Robb explains it in more detail.