Piers Paul Read is the author of works of fiction, reportage, history, biography and journalism. He is best known for Alive. The Story of the Andes Survivors published in 1974 but has won a number of literary awards for his novels.

Recent work


The Dreyfus Affair. The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History.
Bloomsbury, London, 2012.

“Piers Paul Read’s narrative is compelling… I can’t think the story could be better or more fairly told.”
Allan Massie, Spectator

The MisogynistThe Misogynist.
Bloomsbury. London, 2010

“At once eloquent and entertaining, intelligent and incisive…Novels don’t come much more diverting or sublimely satirical than this.”
Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler