Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is the author of many books, including London: The BiographyAlbion: The Origins of the English ImaginationShakespeare: The Biography, and Thames: The Biography. He has also written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Award for Literature.