Piers Paul Read





Piers Paul Read

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in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, The United Kingdom
March 07, 1941

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British novelist and non-fiction writer. Educated at the Benedictines' Ampleforth College, and subsequently entered St John's College, University of Cambridge where he received his BA and MA (history). Artist-in-Residence at the Ford Foundation in Berlin (1963-4), Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund, New York (1967-8), member of the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (1971-5), member of the Literature Panel at the Arts Council, (1975-7), and Adjunct Professor of Writing, Columbia University, New York (1980). From 1992-7 he was Chairman of the Catholic Writers' Guild. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

His most well-known work is the non-fiction Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors (1974), an account of the...more


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Alive: The Story of the And...
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Templars: The Dramatic Hist...
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The Death of a Pope
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Alice in Exile
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The Dreyfus Affair: The Sca...
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Ablaze: The Story of the He...
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The Misogynist
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A Married Man
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On The Third Day
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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