Roland Chambers is the prize-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 and Mulberry School for Girls. He lives in London.