Robert Irwin is a scholar in Middle Eastern history and culture, a teacher and author of over 20 fiction and non-fiction books.
His non-fiction work includes books on classic Arabic literature and the history of the Arab world. He has a long association with the much-loved The Arabian Nights, having written a companion to the book and edited and written introductions for it, Tales of 1001 Nights and Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange, the original version of The Arabian Nights.
Irwin has authored seven books of fiction, with two more in progress. His most recent book is the historical novel Wonders Will Never Cease.