COLIN FALCONER

About me

Colin Falconer has published over 40 books in print. HAREM was an enormous bestseller in Germany and AZTEC stayed on the bestseller lists in Mexico for four months.

He is a bestseller in Europe and his work has sold into translation in 23 countries.

He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He also completed a nine hundred kilometre walk of the camino in Spain.

He did not write for over five years but returned to publishing in 2010 with the release of SILK ROAD and then STIGMATA the following year. ISABELLA IS due to be published in 2013.

He likens his fiction most closely to Ken Follett – books with romance and high adventure, drawn from many periods of history.

From my website

THE ENIGMA BEHIND THE ENIGMA

photo: Gabbo T So who was the enigma behind the Enigma in that movie with Brendan Cumberbatch? His name was Alan Turing and The Imitation Game portrays the seminal moments in the life of one of Britain’s top code breakers. Turing led Hut 8, the team who cracked the Nazi…

THE SECRET TO BEING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD

In 1938 Louis B Mayer called her the most beautiful woman in the world and the press clamored to learn her secret. She famously said there was nothing to being beautiful; all she had to do was stand there and look stupid. But that wasn’t the secret. Her secret wasn’t…

HISTORY, ISLAM AND THE WHOLE DAMNED THING

photograph: Valentina Cala The one thing I have learned from history is that we never learn from it. I’m not an historian. I’m a story teller. But if I am going to write an historical novel, then I can’t just make stuff up. I have to research my period. It’s…

 
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