Agent: Julian Alexander
Paul Strathern is a Somerset Maugham Award-winning writer and academic. He has written numerous books on science, philosophy, history, literature and economics, including his series Writers in 90 Minutes; Philosophers in 90 Minutes and Scientists in 90 Minutes. Other books include The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (Vintage, 2007), Mendeleyev’s Dream: The Quest for the Elements (Penguin, 2001), Dr Strangelove’s Game: A Brief History of Economic Genius (Hamish, 2001), Napoleon in Egypt (Penguin, 2009), and The Artist, The Philosopher and the Warrior (Bantam, 2011) which examines the intersecting lives of three of Italy's most influential Renaissance figures - Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia.
Death in Florence (Pegasus, 2017), is the story of the battle for man's soul and the clash between secular capitalist society and religious fundamentalism in 15th century Italy.