Barnaby Rogerson (born 17 May 1960) is a British author, television presenter and publisher. He has written extensively about the Muslim world, including a biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad,[1][2] and numerous travel guides.

Rogerson was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and studied Medieval History at St Andrews University. He became a writer of guidebooks, to Morocco, Tunisia, Cyprus, Istanbul and Libya. He now lives in London with his wife and business partner, Rose Baring. Together they run Eland Books, a publishing company specialising in reprinting classics of travel writing.[3]

He has worked as a lecturer for tour companies such as Martin Randall Travel,[4] Eastern Approaches and Andante, and as a freelance travel writer he has written three hundred articles and reviews for the TLS, Guardian, Independent, House & Garden, Harpers & Queen, Cornucopia, Country Life and the Daily Telegraph.[5]

Rogerson has also appeared as a television presenter, on the BBC programme Life of Muhammad,[6] the Al Jazeera programme The Caliph.[7] and Pilot productions Muslim Empire series.


Rogerson has written books.[8]

  • The Prophet Muhammad: How Islam was Born: All you Need to Know series - Connell Guides, 2018
  • In Search of Ancient North Africa: A History in Six Lives - Haus Publishing, 2017
  • Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The culture of numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World - Profile, 2013
  • The Last Crusaders: East, West and the Battle for the Centre of the World, 1415-1578 - Little, Brown 2009
  • Southern Frontiers - a photographic book by Don McCullin; text written by Barnaby Rogerson - Jonathan Cape, 2010
  • Heirs of the Prophet and the roots of the Sunni-Shia schism - Little, Brown, 2006
  • The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography - Little, Brown, 2003
  • A Traveller’s History of North Africa - Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2008; US Interlink, 2001; Windrush Press/Orion, 1998
  • Marrakesh, through Writers' Eyes (editor), Eland, 2006
  • Meetings with Remarkable Muslims (editor, with Rose Baring), Eland, 2005
  • Morocco (guidebook) - Cadogan, 1989, updated editions 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2004
  • Cyprus (guidebook) - Cadogan, 1994
  • Tunisia - Cadogan 1992, updated edition in 1998
  • Desert Air: A collection of the Poetry of Place: of Arabia, Deserts and the Orient of the Imagination (editor), Eland Books, 2007, 2001
  • London, the Poetry of Place (editor), Eland Books, 2003

External links

Personal website:

  1. ^ Guppy, Shusha (17 March 2003). "The Prophet Muhammad: a biography by Barnaby Rogerson". The Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ Webster, Jason (22 February 2003). "With the Immediacy of Yesterday". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Barnaby Rogerson". The Clerkenwell Post. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Barnaby Rogerson". Martin Randall Travel. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ "About Barnaby Rogerson".
  6. ^ "The Life of Muhammad". BBC Two.
  7. ^ "The Caliph".
  8. ^ "Books". Retrieved 16 September 2016.