His literary agent is Rachel Calder at The Sayle Literary Agency, 1 Petersfield, Cambridge CB1 1BB, United Kingdom, info [at] sayleliteraryagency [dot] com, 0044 (0)1223 303035.
He was born in 1981 and grew up in South Africa, in the Eastern and then the Western Cape. He was educated in Cape Town at the Western Province Preparatory School and the Diocesan College. He afterwards studied at Durham University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a BA joint honours in Politics & History as well as an MA by thesis and a PhD, both in Ancient & Medieval Political Theory.
His writing has won awards from the Royal Society of Literature (Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction) and the Society of Authors (Elizabeth Longford Grant for Historical Biography).
His new book is Inventing Socrates, to be published later this year by Bloomsbury.
He is presently writing a new biography of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2016.