Patrick Marnham, born in 1943, is an English journalist, biographer and writer. He is primarily known for his biographies, in which he has covered subjects as diverse as Diego Rivera, Georges Simenon, Jean Moulin and Mary Wesley. As a journalist, he has written for Private Eye, the Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Observer, among others. From 1968 to 1971 Marnham was a scriptwriter for BBC TV. His books have won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Marsh Biography Award.