Danny Danziger has written 16 books on a range of diverse subjects, including Lincoln Cathedral, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Eton College, and in LOST HEARTS he wrote about divorce. Three of his books have been about history – HADRIAN; 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta, which went to number two on the bestseller list, and then THE YEAR 1000, which went to number one, and stayed on the bestseller list for seven months.
MUSEUM: Behind the Museum at the Metropolitan Museum of was published in June 2007. With exclusive access to the Director, curators, and trustees such as Annette de la Renta and Henry Kravis, it contains extraordinarily frank and revealing interviews. THE THINGUMMY, a light-hearted but informative book which provides us with the real names for many of those elusive thingummies complete with the history, myth and anecdote behind them, was published by Doubleday in October 2008
WE ARE SOLDIERS was published by Sphere in 2010. A collection of interviews with the people who fight our wars for us, it gives a unique insight into the reality of what we ask of our armed forces. This was followed in 2011 by SUB: Real Life on Board with the Hidden Heroes of the Royal Navy's Silent Service. Danny was allowed unprecedented access to one of the attack class submarines of the 'silent service', joining the crew on operations for weeks on end, living among them and hearing their stories. Unrestricted and uncompromising, it paints a vivid picture of this enigmatic branch of our armed forces.
Danny’s latest book was published earlier this year by Sphere. THE GOLDFISH CLUB provides incredible accounts from airmen and women who all share one thing in common - they've been forced to bail out of their aircraft in combat.
Further showcasing his interviewing skills, Danny has a weekly interview column in the Sunday Times, "Best of Times, Worst of Times", which over 12 years has won many accolades and awards. He has also hosted television shows, and made many BBC Radio 4 features, some of which have also garnered awards.
Danny has both British and American citizenship, and was educated in both countries - at St. Paul’s in Concord, New Hampshire, and Harrow School in England. He comes from a family which has an intriguing mixture of business and art. His father owned a portfolio of businesses which included Cartier, the jewellers, and his mother, Gloria Guggenheim, comes from an artistic line, and has an interesting and unique collection of paintings and sculpture.
Reviews for 1215: THE YEAR OF THE MAGNA CARTA
“Entertaining and informative…”
- Antonia Fraser, Mail on Sunday
“Danziger writes clearly and accessibly to bring this slice of history to life… He admirably reminds us of the chaotic soil in which the first glimmerings of British political freedom took root.”
- Simon Jenkins, The Sunday Times
“A fascinating, readable digest of social history which has ‘bestseller’ written all over it.”
- Frank McLynn, Sunday Express
Reviews for THE YEAR 1000
“Danziger has an incredible skill in taking information, even from the most unpromising material, and transforming it into sparkling prose… A tip of my hat to the gentleman.”
- Tom Wolf
“This book certainly deserves all the success it has had. Now I feel passionate about history – and if the author would turn his hand now to mathematics or science, I would be incredibly grateful!”
- James Reading, Daily Mail
Reviews of the author
“Possibly the best interviewer in the business – I salute him.”
- Studs Terkel
“How does Danny Danziger manage to make people seem so (com)passionate, thoughtful and interesting?”
- Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Literary – Georgina Capel
Foreign Rights – Romily Must
Film & TV Rights – Georgina Capel