Author & Historian
William Dalrymple was born in Scotland in 1965. He was educated at Ampleforth and Trinity College, Cambridge. Dalrymple has spent his entire career chasing a good story. An acclaimed author of travel and history books, he has won multiple awards, including the Duff Cooper and Wolfson prizes and the Asia House Literary Award.
William Dalrymple is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Geographical Society and of the Royal Asiatic Society, and is a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Review of Books, and is the India correspondent of the New Statesman.
He has three honorary doctorates of letters, from the University of St Andrews 'for his services to literature and international relations, to broadcasting and understanding, 'from Lucknow University 'for his outstanding contribution in literature and history', and from the University of Aberdeen 'for his contribution to the writing of the history of India.'