Conn Iggulden

Literary Birthday – 24 February – Conn Iggulden

Happy Birthday, Conn Iggulden, born 24 February 1971.


  1. In this age of video games and cell phones, there must still be a place for knots, tree houses, and stories of incredible courage.
  2. I write a thousand words a day and then begin the next day by re-reading it and polishing. As the book gets longer, I re-read each bit about a thousand times.
  3. There are chapters, even whole books that have come easily. Others are murder.
  4. From the densest, most obscure bit of literary fiction to something that makes your heart race, it all boils down to this: people care about people…. Understand that and you can write anything.
  5. I began with fantasy novels and loved the wild flights of imagination. That was a drug to me and a world I wanted to join.

Read The Writers Write Interview – Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is a British author who mainly writes historical fiction. He has written three bestselling historical series: Wars of the Roses, the Emperor, and the Conqueror series. Popular titles in the series include Genghis: Birth Of An Empire and Emperor: The Gates of Rome. He also publishes under the name C.F. Iggulden.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 1st January 2018