Caroline Lawrence Biography
Caroline Lawrence was born in London, England. Her American parents returned
to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield,
California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and
drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.
When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in
northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline
inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She
subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship
to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and
After Cambridge, Caroline remained in England, and later took an MA in Hebrew
and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She then taught Latin, French
and art at a small London primary school. In 2000 she wrote The Thieves of
Ostia, the first in a series of children's adventure stories set in Ancient
Rome. The Roman Mysteries combine Caroline's love of art history, ancient
languages and travel. Her other passions include cinema, jazz and London.
Caroline has a son Simon, from a previous marriage, and she now lives by the
river in London with her husband Richard, a graphic designer.
In 2009, Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for her Roman Mysteries series. The award is given annually for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'.
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This biography was last updated on 08/15/2010.
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