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Louis de Bernières

English novelist

1954   -  

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Bradfield College
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, poet
award received: Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Louis de Bernières (born 8 December 1954) is an English novelist. He is perhaps best known for his 1994 historical war 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 best-seller. On 16 July 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts by the De Montfort University in Leicester, which he had attended when it was Leicester Polytechnic. Politically, he identifies as Eurosceptic and has voiced his support for the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.
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works

8

Birds Without Wings

novel by Louis de Bernières

author: Louis de Bernières

2004

Red Dog

book by Louis de Bernières

author: Louis de Bernières

2001

The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts

book by Louis de Bernières

author: Louis de Bernières

1990

Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord

book by Louis de Bernières

author: Louis de Bernières

1991

Notwithstanding

book by Louis de Bernières

author: Louis de Bernières

2009

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