Roland Chambers is the award-winning author of The Last Englishman, a life of the British children’s writer, Arthur Ransome, which won the Biographer’s Club prize for best first biography and a Jerwood award from the Royal Society of Literature.
Roland has written for the Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Daily Mail amongst other publications, and has appeared on BBC 2′s Newsnight and Radio 4′s Open Book. He is also the author of a children’s book, The Rooftop Rocket Party.
Roland is currently working with the charity First Story as a writer-in-residence at Pimlico Academy. He lives in London.