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Louis de Bernières


UK flag (b.1954)

Louis de Bernières (born 8 December 1954) is a British novelist most famous for his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 1993 de Bernières was selected as one of the "20 Best of Young British Novelists", part of a promotion in Granta magazine. Captain Corelli's Mandolin was published in the following year, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book. It was also shortlisted for the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. It has been translated into over 11 languages and is an international bestseller.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Birds Without Wings
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : A Partisan's Daughter


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