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Ann Wroe On The Real Story Of Pontius Pilate, And His Connection To Stoicism



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Ryan speaks with Ann Wroe about her book Pontius Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man, what she has learned over her long career of writing obituaries, why death is the great equalizer, the intrigue and misunderstanding of Pontius Pilate and his life, and more.

Ann Wroe is an author and columnist who has been the obituaries editor of The Economist since 2003. She has published several non-fiction books including biographies of Percy Shelley and Perkin Warbeck, and a book on the subject of the mythological figure of Orpheus, which won the London Hellenic Prize. Her biography of Pilate was shortlisted for the 1999 Samuel Johnson Prize. Ann became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2007, and she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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