About Victoria

victoria_hislop_whiteVictoria 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 teh 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 glamourous resort town of Famagusta a ruin ringed by barbed wire for decades to come.

Her most recent book, Cartes Postales from Greece, an illustrated novel, is published in September 2016

Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Selected Interviews

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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Authorlink interview with Victoria Hislop

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(by Anna Roins for Authorlink) The Sunday Times best-seller, Cartes Postales from Greece is a new, ground-breaking novel from Victoria ...
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My life in 8 objects

My life in 8 objects
(Telegraph magazine 19 September 2016) Oil painting This is by my uncle Neville Eldridge, an artist. He’s 89 and still ...
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Victoria on BBC Breakfast

Victoria on BBC Breakfast
Victoria discusses "Cartes Postales from Greece" with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast https://youtu.be/Cns5BBeRDwE ...
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“The Island” and Leprosy