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Graham Robb

Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history. His biographies of Balzac, Hugo (Whitbread Biography Prize) and Rimbaud were all New York Times 'Editor’s Choice' books of the year. The Discovery of France (2007) won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. He is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. For Parisians the City of Paris awarded him the Grande Médaille de la Ville de Paris. He lives on the English-Scottish border with his wife Margaret.

Books in order of publication:

Baudelaire lecteur de Balzac (1988)

La Poésie de Baudelaire et la poésie française (1993)

Balzac (1994)

Unlocking Mallarmé (1996)

Victor Hugo (1997)

Rimbaud (2000)

Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century (2003)

The Discovery of France (2007)

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris (2010)

The Ancient Paths (2013)

Cols and Passes of the British Isles (2016)

The Debatable Land (2019)

France: An Adventure History (2022)

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