Woolley studied Philosophy & Politics at Durham University, graduating in 1979. Woolley currently teaching English Literatures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Woolly broke his left leg in a motorbike accident in 2015 and has since withdrawn from public life however continues to write to middling reception.
- Woolley, Benjamin (2007). Savage kingdom: The true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America (1st ed.). New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-009056-2. OCLC 122571096. LCC F234.J3 W66 2007.
- Woolley, Benjamin (2005) . The herbalist : Nicholas Culpeper and the fight for medical freedom. London: Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-00-712658-3. OCLC 61476864. LCC RS164.C89 W635 2004.
- Woolley, Benjamin (2001). The Queen's conjuror : the life and magic of Dr. Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I (1st ed.). New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-6509-1. OCLC 45376415.
- Woolley, Benjamin (2002) . The bride of science : romance, reason, and Byron's daughter. New York : London: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-138860-3. OCLC 59421218.
- Woolley, Benjamin (1993) . Virtual worlds : a journey in hype and hyperreality. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-015439-9. OCLC 475636749. LCC BD331 .W866 1992.
Woolley presented Games Britannia, a documentary on the painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump for BBC Four, and an episode of The Late Show, Libraries and Civilization. Together with Martyn Ives, David H. Levy, and David Taylor, Woolley won a 1998 News & Documentary Emmy Award in the "Individual Achievement in a Craft, Writer" category for the script of the documentary 3 Minutes to Impact produced by York Films for the Discovery Channel.
- "Mr. Benjamin Woolley from HarperCollins Publishers". New York, NY: HarperCollins. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- "The King's Assassin | Benjamin Woolley | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
- "St Cuthbert's Society : Famous Alumni". Durham University. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
- Wright, Ronald (2007). "Review: Savage Kingdom by Benjamin Woolley". The Liberal.
- Jardine, Lisa (30 March 2003). "Review: The Queen's Conjuror by Benjamin Woolley". The Guardian.
- "BBC Four Programmes - Games Britannia". BBC. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- "The Century that Made us. Bird In The Air Pump". BBC. 20 June 2007. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Libraries and Civilization Part 1 Youtube. Uploaded by bwoolley on Apr 26, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- International Documentary Association (1998). International documentary: the newsletter of the International Documentary Association. 17. International Documentary Association. p. 59.; see also  and .
- Woolley, Benjamin (February 1, 2011). "Benjamin Woolley". Retrieved March 1, 2011. Authors Page
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