Robert Ferguson is a British author who focuses his histories and biographies on Scandinavia. He specialized in Scandinavian Studies and Norwegian at University College, London. After leaving school he held a number of odd jobs including postman, factory worker, and fisherman. He emigrated to Norway in 1983, and finally reached his goal of becoming a writer. In addition to his literary biographies of Scandinavian figures and his history of the Vikings, Ferguson has written several novels published in Norwegian.