The Professor of Truth


Product Details

Other Press (NY)
Publish Date
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.83 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

James Robertson is a multiple prize-winning Scottish author and poet. He has published four previous novels: The Fanatic; Joseph Knight, which won the Scottish Book of the Year Award and the Saltire Prize; The Testament of Gideon Mack, which was a Booker Prize finalist and a Richard & Judy book club pick, and has sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK; and his most recent novel, And the Land Lay Still, winner of the Saltire Prize.


"[The Professor of Truth] provides the framework for a deeper philosophical treatment of justice and loss and grief, all well served by Robertson's measured, literary prose. Robertson makes a case for the messy complexity of truth." --Publishers Weekly

"Robertson writes brilliantly about the quest for truth and hints at the possibility of personal redemption and transformation." --Kirkus (starred review)

"Impressively blends the political with the personal, and a healthy dash of the metaphysical, as well. Robertson knows that it's often the pursuit of truth, regardless of the truth itself, by which we should measure the work of a man's life." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Professor of Truth moves at the quick pace you'd expect from a thriller, but it's more contemplative and thoughtful. It's a well-rounded novel that will leave you thinking long after the last pages are turned." --S. Krishna's Books

"Thought-provoking and engaging, Robertson's novel is a literary thriller with a conscience." --The Plain Dealer

"[A] brilliant portrayal of grief, loss, of how little justice there really is in the world...[The Professor of Truth] is a thought-provoking tragedy of someone imprisoned by his certainty...Robertson, who is one of Scotland's more respected novelists--and deservedly so--may well have accomplished what he set out to do in revitalizing public awareness of the Lockerbie bombing.--TruthDig