Tom Holland was born in 1968 in Oxford, and was brought up near Salisbury. He gained a double First from Cambridge, and is the author of six novels, most recently The Bonehunter. His adaptations of the classics include Homer, Virgil, Herodotus and Thucydides for BBC Radio 4. Rubicon was Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, adapted for radio by Tom himself. Tom Holland lives with his wife and young daughter in Brixton, London.