About Piers Paul Read

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Piers Paul Read is a best-selling novelist, writer, and playright with numeous popular books including Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, Ablaze: The Story of Chernobyl, Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography, The Templars, Monk Dawson, A Patriot in Berlin, Alice in Exile, and Hell and Other Destinations (Ignatius).

Read is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Council of the Society of Authors, as well as an officer in the Catholic Writers' Guild of England and Wales. He received his BA and MA from Cambridge, and was awarded Ford and Harkness fellowships early in his career. His work has included dramatic non-fiction, novels, and screenplays, often focusing a journalistic eye on stories of tragedy and redemption. He has also written a number of television plays, and several of his novels have been filmed for cinema and television. He lives in London.

Mr. Read will be coming to the U.S. for a book tour, at which time you can also catch some nationally broadcast interviews. See the tour page for appearance and interview details.

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Novels should be neither homilies nor apologetics: the author's faith, and the grace he has received, will become apparent in his work even if it does not have Catholic characters or a Catholic theme.

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    Peter Kreeft, Author of The God Who Loves You

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