Conn Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys won Book of the Year at the 2007 Galaxy British Book Awards. His latest book, Lords of the Bow, part of the “Conqueror” series based on the life of Genghis Khan, is published in January 2008 in the UK and March 2008 in the US.
Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times asked him a few questions, including:
What book changed your life? And why?
Legend by David Gemmell. I read it when I was 14 and it set me on the path to historical fiction. I wrote a book a year from then on.
* * *What novel would you give your own children to introduce them to literature?
The Twits. Roald Dahl was cleverer than he was given credit for.
Read the full Q & A.