Colin Thubron is made a Companion of Literature in 2020.
Jung Chang discusses her ground-breaking new biography of Empress Dowager Cixi.
The Road from Damascus: Colin Thubron considers past versions of himself, and the future of literature
Once a literary hermit,¬†Colin Thubron¬†has taken on his most public role as RSL President. Here he considers past versions of himself, and the future of literature I have a fleeting illusion that George Bernard Shaw is inviting me to become President of the Royal Society of Literature. For a formidable bust of him glares at […]
Colin Thubron in conversation with Victoria Glendinning about his 2011 book ‘To A Mountain in Tibet’ at Kings Place, chaired by Michael Holroyd.
The Presidents address to the AGM: 28 June 2012
In the spring of 2003, Colin Thubron embarked on possibly the most ambitious journey he has ever undertaken. Starting at the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor, in the heart of China, he crossed Central Asia, northern Afghanistan, the plains of Iran and Kurdish Turkey to the ancient Mediterranean port of Antioch.¬†Shadow of the Silk Road, […]
Maxim Leo and Rory MacLean revisit the reality and myth of the Cold War capital, and explore its remarkable capacity for reinvention.
Colin Thubron in conversation with William Dalrymple to discuss journey across literary genres.
For LSE’s Literary Festival 2013, RSL Fellows A.S. Byatt, Colin Thubron, Helen Simpson and Ben Okri consider four very different aspects of love.