Peter Ackroyd

Novelist, Author

1949 –

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Who is Peter Ackroyd?

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL is an English biographer, novelist, and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. He is noted for the volume of work he has produced, the range of styles therein, his skill at assuming different voices and the depth of his research. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for Literature in 1984 and created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.

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Born
Oct 5, 1949
East Acton
Also known as
  • Peter Warwick Ackroyd
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge
  • Yale University
Employment
  • The Spectator
    (1973 - 1979)
Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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