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Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read, the son of poet and art critic Sir Herbert Read, was raised in North Yorkshire, was educated by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College, and was a student of history at Cambridge University. Before publishing his first novel, Game in Heaven, he worked as a subeditor on the Times Literary Supplement. His fiction and nonfiction has won many awards, and several of his works have been adapted for television or film.