VJ Books Presents Author Colin Thubron!
Colin Thubron (born 14 June 1939) is a British travel writer and an award-winning novelist. He was educated at Eton College, worked briefly for the publisher Hutchinson and as a freelance television film-maker in Turkey, Japan and Morocco. His first book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967.
Thubron has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1969. He is a regular contributor and reviewer for magazines and newspapers including The Times, the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator.
He lives in London.
Colin Thubron Select Bibliography
The God in the Mountain - 1977
- Emperor - 1978
- A Cruel Madness - 1984
- Falling - 1989
- Turning Back the Sun - 1991
- Distance - 1996
- To the Last City - 2002
- Night of Fire - January 2017
Colin Thubron Awards
- 1967 Book Society Choice, Mirror to Damascus
- 1985 PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, A Cruel Madness
- 1988 Hawthornden Prize, Behind the Wall: A journey through China
- 1988 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Behind the Wall: A Journey through China
- 1991 Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society
- 2000 Mungo Park Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
- 2001 Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs
- 2002 Hon.D Lit University of Warwick
- 2003-9 Vice-President, The Royal Society of Literature
- 2007 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), New Year's Honours
- 2008 Society of Authors Travel Award
- 2009 President, The Royal Society of Literature
- 2010 Prix Bouvier, France, In Siberia
- 2011 Ness Award of the Royal Geographical Society
- 2014 International Prize, Spanish Geographical Society
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