Dr Robert Irwin was lecturer in medieval history at the University of St Andrews.
Robert Irwin is Middle East editor of the Times Literary Supplement”
Robert Irwin is a novelist, publisher, consultant editor at the Times Literary Supplement and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is also the author of The Middle East in the Midddle Ages: The Bahri Mamluke Sultanate 1250-1382, The Arabian Nights; A Companion, Islamic Art, Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature and the recently published The Alhambra. He is currently editing a new translation of The Arabian Nights as well as a volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam. He is about to finish a book on the history of Orientalism. Return to front page