Robert Harris, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is the author of 13 best-selling historical fiction novels. His path to becoming a writer began as a student at the University of Cambridge, where he invested much of his time on the school newspaper. This naturally paved the way to a 20-plus-year career in journalism as a BBC TV correspondent, a columnist for The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph, and a political editor for The Observer. During this time, he also crossed into the literary world with his first publication, a nonfiction book in 1983. But it was after his debut as a novelist in 1992 that he became a household name in the political thriller genre. His first novel, Fatherland, received immediate success, as did his subsequent works, with several adapted for film and TV. His latest, "V2"; A novel of World War II, is published in 2020.