Thomas Harding

Thomas Harding is a former documentary filmmaker and journalist who has written for the Financial Times and The Guardian, among other publications. He founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning publisher of a newspaper in West Virginia. Hanns and Rudolf is his first book. He lives in Hampshire, England.

Books by this Author

Hanns and Rudolf
Hanns and Rudolf Special Signed Edition


Thomas Harding on the true crime story of Hanns and Rudolf

Thomas Harding talks about how he discovered his own family's connection, and came to write about, the hunt for the Kommendant of Auschwitz—the subject of his new biography: HANNS AND RUDOLF.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. 'If you don't ask you don't get', my grandfather said. My other grandfather told me to 'sit on your hands'. I spent the rest of my life deciding which to follow.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Keep going (even if people tell you not to)

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Year of Magical Thinking
Hundred Years of Solitude 



The Brothers Karamazov

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. John Le Carré
George Orwell

Isabelle Allende

John Dos Pasos

Debora Harding

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