Gareth Russell (author)
|Born||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Education||Down High Grammar School|
|Alma mater||Saint Peter's College, Oxford|
|Genre||History, historical fiction, young adult fiction|
The Immaculate Deception
Gareth Russell is a British author and historian.
Early life and education
Gareth Russell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Academy Primary School then Down High Grammar School, and later graduated from Saint Peter's College, Oxford, where he read modern history. Russell completed a Master's degree in medieval history at Queen's University, Belfast. He currently lives in Belfast.
Russell is the author of a series of plays, including The Gate of the Year. In July 2011, his first novel Popular was published in the UK and Ireland by Penguin, as the first in a new series of novels following the lives of a group of privileged Belfast teenagers. It was published in German as It-Girls by S. Fischer Verlag in 2014. A sequel to Popular, The Immaculate Deception, was published in November 2012. Both novels were subsequently adapted for the stage in Northern Ireland.
In August 2014, his first non-fiction book The Emperors: How Europe's Rulers were Destroyed by World War One was published by Amberley Publishing.
- Popular (2011)
- The Immaculate Deception (2012)
- The Emperors: How Europe's Rulers were destroyed by World War I (2014)
- An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors (2014)
- A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I (2015)
- De Buitléir, Scott (7 March 2014). "Preview & Competition: The Gate of The Year @ Belvoir Players' Theatre, Belfast". Eile Magazine. Eile.ie. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- Russell, Gareth (1 October 2011). "My interview in The Irish Times". Confessions of a Ci-devant. Garethrussellcidevant.blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- Vidal, Elena Maria (17 October 2009). "The Audacity of Ideas". Tea at Trianon. Teaattrianon.blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 10 June 2014.