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Lindsey Davis biography

 

 

Lindsey Davis

(1949 - )

Lindsey Davis (born 1949) is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire.

Davis was born in Birmingham and after taking a degree in English literature at Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall), she became a civil servant. She left the civil service after 13 years, and when a romantic novel she had written was runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, she decided to become a writer, writing at first romantic serials for the UK women's magazine Woman's Realm. Her interest in history and archaeology led to her writing a historical novel about Vespasian and his lover Antonia Caenis (The Course of Honour), for which she couldn't find a publisher. She tried again, and her first novel featuring the Roman "detective", Marcus Didius Falco, The Silver Pigs, set in the same time period and published in 1989, was the start of her runaway success as a writer of historical whodunnits. A further eighteen Falco novels have followed, as well as The Course of Honour, which was finally published in 1998. Rebels and Traitors, set in the period of the English Civil War, was published in September 2009. Nemesis, the twentieth Falco title, is to be published in June 2010, as is Falco: The Official Companion. Davis has won many literary awards, and was honorary president of the Classical Association from 1997 to 1998.

Information source: wikipedia