About Victoria

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Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children.

Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007 and won the Richard & Judy Summer Read competition.Victoria acted as script consultant on the 26-part adaptation of The Island in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television.

Her second novel, The Return, set against the tempestuous backdrop of the Spanish Civil war was also a Number One bestseller. She returned to Greece for her third novel, The Thread, taking as her backdrop the troubled history of the city of Thessaloniki in a story that spans almost a century, beginning with the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917. Her short story collection, The Last Dance and other Stories, was widely acclaimed.

In 2014, she published The Sunrise, a turbulent family saga set in Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974 which would leave the glamorous resort town of Famagusta a ruin ringed by barbed wire for decades to come.

Her most recent novel, Those Who Are Loved, will be published in May 2019

Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Selected Interviews

Interview with Sloane Square Magazine

Interview with Sloane Square Magazine
Svelte and dressed in black, Victoria Hislop looks healthy and relaxed as she sits at a corner table for afternoon ...
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An interview with Victoria Hislop

An interview with Victoria Hislop
Following on from the success of The Island, The Sunrise and Cartes Postales from Greece, Victoria Hislop’s latest novel, Those ...
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Victoria Hislop o sobie o Grecji

Victoria Hislop o sobie o Grecji
W związku z niedawno wydaną w Polsce piątą powieścią Victorii Hislop pt. "Pocztówki z Grecji", która jest jednocześnie trzecią (po ...
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Interview with Greece Is”

Interview with Greece Is"
In writing her latest Greece-themed, critically acclaimed book, “Cartes Postales,” a book of stories linked through the voyage of a ...
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