Robyn Young

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Robyn Young
Born September 1975
Occupation Novelist
Nationality English
Period 2006-present
Genre Historical
Notable works Brethren trilogy

Robyn Young (born in Oxford in September 1975) is an English author of historical fiction. She is most widely known for her Brethren trilogy, set in the Middle Ages. Her books have been published in more than 15 languages.[1]


Young attended University of Sussex in Brighton, England where she completed her master's degree in Creative Writing, the Arts and Education.[2]

She now lives and writes in Brighton full-time.[3] In May 2007 Robyn was recognised as one of Waterstone's 25 "Authors of the future"; chosen from 100 authors nominated by publishers, editors and literary agents.[3][4][5]

Young was one of the founding members of the "Historical Writers Association".[6] She also took part in the inaugural HWA festival, together with Simon Scarrow and Michael Morpurgo.[7]

Young's novels have been translated into 19 languages.


Brethren Trilogy[edit]

  1. Brethren (Hodder & Stoughton, 2006)
  2. Crusade (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007)
  3. Requiem (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008) (known as The Fall of the Templars in the United States)

Insurrection Trilogy[edit]

  1. Insurrection (Hodder & Stoughton, 2010)
  2. Renegade (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)[8]
  3. Kingdom (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015)[9]


  1. ^ "Industry Awards 2010". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ Young, Robyn. "Biography". [1]. Retrieved 2014-08-07.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Entertainment | UK authors of the future unveiled". BBC News. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ "25 Authors of the Future". Waterstone's. 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ John Ezard (2007-05-17). "Bookshop lists its 25 writing stars | UK news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Historical Writers Association launches". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  7. ^ "Morpurgo, Young and Scarrow to join first HWA festival". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  8. ^ Young, Robyn (2011-03-01). "WHAT’S IN A NAME…? | Robyn Young's Blog". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  9. ^ Young, Robyn. "Insurrection | Robyn Young". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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