Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres

An evening with Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernières published his first novel in 1990 and was selected by Granta magazine as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Since then he has become well known internationally as a writer and his sixth novel, Birds Without Wings (set during and after the First World War), came out in 2004.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (set during the Second World War) won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Novel. A Partisan’s Daughter (set partly in wartime Yugloslavia) was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and his new book is Notwithstanding: English Village Stories.
As well as writing, he plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar and performs regularly with the Antonius Players.