Justin Marozzi

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Justin Marozzi (born 1970) is an English journalist, historian and travel writer.[1]


Marozzi 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.[2] As a journalist, he worked for the BBC, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Marozzi has published five books. South from Barbary (2001) is an account of his explorations through the Libyan Sahara. Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World (2004) was a highly regarded biography of the Mongol conqueror Timur and was listed as a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year.

Faces of Exploration (2006), an account of famous explorers, was followed by The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus (2008), a biography of the world's first historian, and Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood (2014).

Marozzi was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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  1. ^ Author profile on HarperCollins website.
  2. ^ The Thouron Award. Archived 2013-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kerr, Michael (19 May 2015). "Justin Marozzi wins £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize". The Daily Telegraph. 

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