Justin Marozzi is an English journalist, historian and travel writer. He studied at Cambridge University, where he gained a Starred Double First in History in 1993. He has also earned degrees in broadcast journalism from Cardiff University and in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania as a Thouron Scholar. As a journalist, he worked for the BBC, the Financial Times and the Economist.
Marozzi has published four books. South from Barbary is an account of his explorations through the Libyan Sahara. Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World was a highly regarded biography of the Mongol conqueror Timur and was listed as a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year. Faces of Exploration, an account of famous explorers, was followed by The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus, a biography of the world's first historian.
Marozzi was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.