Louis de Bernières
Louis de Bernières was born in London in 1954. In 1990 he published
his first novel and was selected by Granta magazine as one of the ˇ§20
Best of Young British Novelistsˇ¨ in 1993. The following year, he published
international bestseller, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won
the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Novel and has been translated
into over eleven languages. De Bernières' other novels include;
The Red Dog (2001), Birds Without Wings (2004) and
A Partisan's Daughter (2008), which tells the story of a relationship
between a young Yugoslav woman and a middle-aged English man around
the time of Titoˇ¦s demise. It was short listed for the Costa Novel Award.
His new book, Notwithstanding: English Village Stories, will
be published in Autumn, 2009. As well as writing, de Bernières
plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar, and performs regularly
with the Antonius Players. He lives in Norfolk.