William Benedict (HAMILTON-) DALRYMPLE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1965-03-20
Education Ampleforth, Trinity Coll Cambridge (exhibitioner, sr history scholar, MA)
Books & Publications In Xanadu (1989, Best First Work Award Yorkshire Post, Spring Book Award Scottish Arts Cncl 1990), City of Djinns (1993, Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Young British Writer of the Year Award Sunday Times 1994), From the Holy Mountain (1997, Autumn Book Award Scottish Arts Cncl), The Age of Kali (collected journalism, 1998, Prix d'Astrolabe (France) 2005), The White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-Century India (2002; winner Wolfson History Prize 2003, Scottish Book of the Year 2003; shortlisted: Pen Hessel-Tiltman Prize 2003, Kiryama Prize 2004, James Tait Black Meml Prize 2004), The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 (2006, Duff Cooper Memorial Prize 2006, Vodafone/Crossword Indian Book of the Year 2008), Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (2009, Asia House Literary Award 2010), Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi 1707-1857 (jtly), Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839-45 (2012, shortlisted Samuel Johnson Prize, Duff Cooper Prize and PEN Hessel Tiltman History Prize); CDs The Rough Guide to Sufi Music (2011)
Recreations walking, travelling, listening to music, reading, my children
Clubs N/A
Style William Dalrymple, Esq
Career writer, broadcaster and historian; contrib to jls and newspapers incl: TLS, Granta, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, The Guardian; fndr and dir Jaipur Literature Festival 2004-; exhibition Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi 1707-1857 (Asia Soc NY) 2012; patron: Sabeel, Palestinian Solidarity Gp; Mungo Park Medal RSGS 2002, Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal RSAA 2005, Col James Tod Meml Prize Maharana Mewar Fndn 2008, Media Citizen Puraskar Indian Confederation of NGOs 2011; Whitney J Oakes fell in South Asian studies Princeton Univ 2012; Hon DLitt: Univ of St Andrews 2006, Univ of Lucknow 2007, Univ of Aberdeen 2008, Univ of Bradford 2012; FRSL 1993, FRGS 1993, FRAS 1998; Television Stones of the Raj 1997, Indian Journeys 2000 (Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series 2000-01), Sufi Soul (2005); Radio The Long Search 2002 (winner Sandford St Martin Prize for Religious Broadcasting 2003), Three Miles an Hour 2002
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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