Robert Harris

Politician + Novelist + Television Reporter
Born Mar 7, 1957

Robert Dennis Harris is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter.

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1957 Birth Born on March 7, 1957.


1982 25 Years Old Harris's first book appeared in 1982. … Read More


1992 35 Years Old Fatherland 1992 Harris's million-selling alternative-history first novel Fatherland has as its setting a world where Germany has won the Second World War. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old Enigma 1995 His second novel Enigma portrayed the breaking of the German Enigma code during the Second World War at Bletchley Park. … Read More


2003 46 Years Old Pompeii 2003 In 2003 Harris turned his attention to ancient Rome with his acclaimed Pompeii. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old Imperium 2006 He followed this in 2006 with Imperium, the first novel in a trilogy centered on the life of the great Roman orator Cicero.


The Ghost 2007 Harris was an early and enthusiastic backer of British Prime Minister Tony Blair (a personal acquaintance) and a donor to New Labour, but the war in Iraq blunted his enthusiasm. "We had our ups and downs, but we didn't really fall out until the invasion of Iraq, which made no sense to me," Harris has said.
2010 53 Years Old On 2 December 2010, Harris appeared on the radio programme Desert Island Discs, when he spoke about his childhood and his friendships with Tony Blair and Roman Polanski.
2012 55 Years Old Harris appeared on the American PBS show Charlie Rose on 10 February 2012. … Read More
2013 56 Years Old An Officer and a Spy 2013 An Officer and a Spy is the story of French officer Georges Picquart, a historical character, who is promoted in 1895 to run France's Statistical Section, its secret intelligence division. … Read More
2015 58 Years Old Dictator 2015 Dictator is the long-promised conclusion to Harris's Cicero trilogy. … Read More
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Conclave 2016 His next novel, Conclave, will be published on September 22, 2016. … Read More
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