Dr John Woolf- represented by Andrew Lownie Literary Agency- is a researcher, writer and historian specialising in nineteenth-century cultural history. He works across TV, radio and film.

Dr Woolf graduated from the University of Cambridge, with two scholarships to his name, before winning two further scholarships at the University of London. He was awarded his funded PhD, which explored nineteenth-century freak shows, in August 2016.

While researching and teaching at the University of London, Dr Woolf worked in television and politics- as a Researcher, Assistant Producer, Development Researcher, Consultant, Writer and Labour Party Council Candidate and Councillor.

He has co-written Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets, published October 2018, and his next book The Wonders is published in the UK by Michael O'Mara (May 2019) and Pegasus in the USA (November 2019).

The Wonders is also available as an AUDIOBOOK via Audible.com- CHECK IT OUT HERE


The Wonders was awarded the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize and Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets won the AudioFile Earphones Award. 

Since the publication of The Wonders, John has written for The Guardian, BBC History Revealed, BBC History Magazine, and Inside History Magazine; he's had his research splashed across the Australian press HERE and HERE, and has been interviewed for BBC History Magazine, HWRK Magazine, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 3 The VerbBBC4 and Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

He lives in London with his wife, cat, rabbits, African land snails, fish and frogs. He can be contacted directly: 



You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @drjohnwoolf.

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