Edward Platt (author)

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Edward Platt (born 1968) is a British writer. Platt won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award for his 2000 book Leadville, about the Western Avenue section of the A40 road in London.[1] Platt was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up in Hampshire, Northumberland and the Wirral. Since 1992 he has lived in London.

His second book, The City of Abraham, published in 2012, is about the Israeli city of Hebron.

He was a book reviewer and feature writer between 1995 and 2007 for several national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Sunday Times and The Guardian, Evening Standard, Financial Times, and Independent on Sunday. He was contributor to the Big Issue magazine between 1993 and 2000.


  • Leadville (2000)
  • The City of Abraham (Picador, 2012)


  1. ^ "Previous winners of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize". Book Trust. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 

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