Wednesday August 12, 2020

When in Rome

Politics plays a central role in former journalist Robert Harris’s fiction, including in his latest novel Lustrum, and in his new film The Ghost, which he made with the controversial Roman Polanski

31st October, 2009

Robert Harris is the writer who doesn’t quite have it all. His obsession with politics and the nature of power have made the British journalist turned novelist a wealthy man. He says he picked up a lifetime’s worth of material in the 1990s,when he was friendly with Tony Blair and had a ringside seat at the birth of New Labour.

He now lives in a magnificent Gothic vicarage in Berkshire...

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