Nicholas Shakespeare is a British novelist and biographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. His books include Bruce Chatwin, a biography, and a collection of Bruce Chatwin’s letters, Under the Sun. He is also the author of several novels
Books by Nicholas Shakespeare
Interviews with Nicholas Shakespeare
With his books In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) reinvented travel literature. Nicholas Shakespeare, his biographer, lifts the lid on a complex life and selects five books that influenced Chatwin’s work.
Interviews where books by Nicholas Shakespeare were recommended
Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age
by Tom Holland
Vergil: The Poet's Life
by Sarah Ruden
Ian Fleming: The Complete Man
by Nicholas Shakespeare
The Secret Lives of Numbers: A Global History of Mathematics & its Unsung Trailblazers
by Kate Kitagawa & Timothy Revell
The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism
by Sebastian Edwards
As summer collapses into fall across the northern hemisphere, Five Books editor Sophie Roell takes a look at the nonfiction books that have been published over the last three months. Reading serious nonfiction books remains the easiest way to get up to speed on not only things you’re already interested in, but lots of things you didn’t know you didn’t know.