Who is Leonard Cottrell?
Leonard Eric Cottrell (21 May 1913 – 6 October 1974) was a British author and journalist. The majority of his books were popularisations of the archaeology of ancient Egypt. His book about the Carthaginian general, Hannibal: Enemy of Rome, is notable in its preparation: Cottrell traveled the ostensible path Hannibal took across the Alps into the Po River valley and incorporated his personal findings with his research in the book's narrative. .. Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film; THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW; LOVE MAY FAIL; THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE; and four young adult novels: SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR; BOY21; FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK; and EVERY EXQUISITE THING. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 (German Youth Literature Prize) nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. All of his books have been optioned for film.