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William Dalrymple

Geburtstag: 20. März 1965
Andere Namen: William Dalrymple (historian)

William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic.

His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński and the Wolfson Prizes. He has been four times longlisted and once shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.In 2012 he was appointed a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities by Princeton University. In the Spring of 2015 he was appointed the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer at Brown University.In 2018 he was awarded the President's Medal of the British Academy.

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„I am a terrible linguist. It`s a great shame that I have not learnt Urdu and Persian.“

—  William Dalrymple

In Zeenews, William Dalrymple's book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/bookworm/william-dalrymple-s-book-on-first-anglo-afghan-war-out-in-december_2501.htm, IANS, 12 September 2012,

„I am writing definitely primarily for an audience who don’t know India.“

—  William Dalrymple

In Amrita Ghosh, "Author in Focus: An Interview with Dalrymple".

„The current Western puppet Hamid Karzai is from the same sub-tribe as Shah Shuja, who was a British puppet in 1839, It is the same war under slightly different flags.“

—  William Dalrymple

In Zeenews, "William Dalrymple's book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December"
Pointed out that the Afghan tribe which resisted 1839 invasion now make up of the foot soldiers of Taliban.

„In the course of my travels I often came across the assumption that intense spirituality was somehow the preserve of what many call 'the mystic east'… it's a misconception that has always irritated me as I've always regarded our own indigenous British traditions of spirituality as especially rich.“

—  William Dalrymple

In The Long Search http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2002/05_may/27/long_search.shtml, BBC, 27 May 2002
On his search to discover the roots of spirituality in the British Isles covering the "divine supermarket" of Roman Britain with a plethora of gods - Celtic, Roman, Persian and a new god from Palestine called Jesus.

„He is one of Britain’s most successful travel writers, whose highly entertaining books elegantly combine scholarship and story-telling, trans-cultural investigations and romance.“

—  William Dalrymple

Jules Smith, in William Dalrymple: Critical Perspective http://literature.britishcouncil.org/william-dalrymple, 2007, British Council.
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