Graham Macdonald Robb FRSL (born June 2, 1958) is a British author.
Robb was born in Manchester and educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester and Exeter College, Oxford, where he studied Modern Languages. He earned a PhD in French literature at Vanderbilt University.
He won the 1997 Whitbread Book Award for best biography (Victor Hugo) and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Rimbaud in 2001. In 2007, he won the Duff Cooper Prize for The Discovery of France.
On April 28, 2008, he was awarded the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize by the Royal Society of Literature in London for The Discovery of France.
Books in order of publication (In French and English):
Le corsaire-satan en silhouette : le milieu journalistique de la jeunesse de Baudelaire (in French). 1985.
Baudelaire lecteur de Balzac (1988), (in French)
Baudelaire (1989), , translation of 1987 French text by Prof. Claude Pichois
La Poésie de Baudelaire et la poésie française, 1838–1852 (1993), criticism (in French)
Balzac: A Biography (1994)
Unlocking Mallarmé (1996)
Victor Hugo (1997)
Strangers: Homosexual Love in the 19th Century (2003)
The Discovery of France. A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War (2007), illustrated, 454 pp. W. W. Norton
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris (2010), W. W. Norton
The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe, US title: The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts,
Cols and Passes of the British Isles (2016)
The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England (2018),
France an adventure history (2022)