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Louis de Bernières


UK flag (1954 - )

Louis de Bernières' first three novels are The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best First Book Eurasia Region, 1991), Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book Eurasia Region, 1992), and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. The author was selected as one of the Granta twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Captain Corelli's Mandolin won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book, 1995.
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Birds Without Wings
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : A Partisan's Daughter


Louis de Bernières recommends
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Sweetness in the Belly (2005)
Camilla Gibb
"A wonderful feat of imagination and empathy."
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Inheritance (2010)
Nicholas Shakespeare
"Enviably good."
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Himself (2016)
Jess Kidd
"I love this book."
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Larchfield (2017)
Polly Clark
"A mysterious, wondrous, captivating book."


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