Victoria Hislop is the multi-million copy bestselling author of eight books, including The Island, The Return, The Thread, The Sunrise, Those Who are Loved, The Last Dance and Other Stories and Cartes Postales from Greece. Her books have been translated into forty languages.
Her most recent novel, One August Night, returned to Crete in the long-anticipated sequel to The Island and spent twelve weeks in the Top 10 hardback fiction charts.
Her latest novel, The Figurine, will be published in September 2023.
Victoria was executive producer on the adaptations of The Island, Cartes Postales and One August Night for Greek television – and recently took part in Dancing with the Stars, also on Greek television.
Victoria divides her time between England and Greece and, in 2020, was granted honorary citizenship by the President of Greece. She was recently granted an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Sheffield.
She is patron of Knossos 2025, which has raised funds to rebuild the new research centre at one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites, and is also on the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.
Since The Island was published Victoria has been Ambassador for Lepra.