Agent: Carole Blake
Biography: Lawrence Norfolk is the best-selling author of four literary historical novels which have been translated into 24 languages. He was born in London in 1963 but moved with his parents to Iraq shortly after. They were evacuated following the Six Day War in 1967 and he grew up in the West Country of England. He lives in London with his wife and sons.
He is the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Budapest Festival Prize for Literature and his work has been short-listed for the Impac Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Award and the Wingate/Jewish Quarterly Prize for Literature. In 1992 he was listed as one of Granta magazine's 20 'Best of Young British Writers'. In the same year he reported on the war in Bosnia for NEWS magazine of Austria. His journalism and reviews have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout Europe and America.
His most recent novel, JOHN SATURNALL'S FEAST was published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Grove Atlantic in the US in 2012, and subsequently in many translated editions.
'Lawrence Norfolk is a genius' - Louis de Bernieres
'Just about ahead of everyone in his generation of English novelists' - Observer
'Historical novelist extraordinaire' - Guardian