Adrian Tinniswood

Adrian Tinniswood

The Pirates of Barbary

Adrian Tinniswood is a native of Derby. Born in 1954, he followed a degree in English and Philosophy at the University of Southampton with a Masters in Philosophy on ‘Minor Poets of the 1890s’ at Leicester.
Adrian’s new book, Pirates of Barbary, will be published by Jonathan Cape and Riverhead Books in 2010. Pirates of Barbary explores the secret history of Barbary Coast piracy in the 17th century and beyond. It recreates a twilight world of the renegade and the corsair, conjuring up a dangerous and exotic milieu where Christian and Moslem met to swap religions, to trade slaves and silks, and to take each other’s lives.