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Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare (born March 3, 1957 in Worcester) is a British journalist and writer. Born to a diplomat, Shakespeare grew up in the Far East and in South America. He was educated at the Dragon School preparatory school then Winchester College and Cambridge and worked as a journalist for BBC television and then on The Times as assistant arts and literary editor. From 1988 to 1991 he was literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

His time in South America is represented in two novels, The Vision of Elena Silves (1989, Somerset Maugham Award, Betty Trask Award) and The Dancer Upstairs (1995, American Library Association Award). Other less well known works from this period are The Men Who Would Be King (1984), Londoners (1986) and The High Flyer (1993). In 1999, Shakespeare published his biography of Bruce Chatwin to widespread critical acclaim. This was followed by the novel Snowleg (2004, long-listed for the Booker Prize, Dublin IMPAC Award) a 'place' book, In Tasmania (2004) and Secrets of the Sea (2007).

Shakespeare has also produced several extended biographies for television on Evelyn Waugh, Mario Vargas Llosa, Bruce Chatwin and on the actor Dirk Bogarde (Arena 2001, BAFTA "Best Arts Documentary Award", RTS "Best Documentary Award"). The Dancer Upstairs was made into a film in 2002 for which Shakespeare wrote the screenplay and which John Malkovich directed. Shakespeare was nominated as one of Granta's Best of British Young Novelists in 1993 and has written articles for Granta, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement among others.

Shakespeare's novels place ordinary people against a background of significant events, as with The Dancer Upstairs, which deals with Abimael Guzmán, leader of Peru's Sendero Luminoso; and Snowleg, set partly during the Cold War in the German Democratic Republic.

In 1999, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

In 2009, he donated the short story The Death of Marat to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Shakespeare's story was published in the 'Earth' collection.

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Total Books: 61
Priscilla The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
2014 - Priscilla the Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062297037
ISBN-10: 0062297031
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Die Erbschaft
2011 - Die Erbschaft (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783498064136
ISBN-10: 3498064134
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Inheritance
2011 - Inheritance (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099540465
ISBN-10: 0099540460
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Secrets of the Sea
2008 - Secrets of the Sea [P.S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061474705
ISBN-10: 0061474703
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In Tasmanien
2008 - In Tasmanien (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783596174553
ISBN-10: 3596174554
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In dieser einen Nacht
2007 - In Dieser Einen Nacht (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783499245251
ISBN-10: 3499245256
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UC In Tasmania
2007 - Uc in Tasmania (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585679409
ISBN-10: 1585679402
Genre: Travel
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The Secrets of the Sea
2007 - The Secrets of the Sea (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781846550683
ISBN-10: 1846550688
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In Tasmania
2005 - In Tasmania (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099466086
ISBN-10: 0099466082
Genres: History, Reference, Travel
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Snowleg
2005 - Snowleg (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156030465
ISBN-10: 0156030462
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Da Das Meer
2005 - Da Das Meer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783936384420
ISBN-10: 3936384428
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The Dancer Upstairs
2005 - The Dancer Upstairs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099466567
ISBN-10: 0099466562
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In Tasmania A House at the End of the World
2004 - In Tasmania a House at the End of the World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843431572
ISBN-10: 1843431572
Genres: Reference, Travel
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The Vision of Elena Silves
2004 - The VIsion of Elena Silves (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099466178
ISBN-10: 0099466171
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Snowleg
2004 - Snowleg (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780151011469
ISBN-10: 015101146X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The High Flyer
2004 - The High Flyer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099466185
ISBN-10: 009946618X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Bruce Chatwin
2002 - Bruce Chatwin (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224035774
ISBN-10: 0224035770
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Bruce Chatwin Eine Biographie
2002 - Bruce Chatwin Eine Biographie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499231483
ISBN-10: 3499231484
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The Dancer Upstairs  A Novel
2002 - The Dancer Upstairs a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385721073
ISBN-10: 0385721072
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Bruce Chatwin  A Biography
2001 - Bruce Chatwin a Biography (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385498302
ISBN-10: 0385498306
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Bruce Chatwin  The Definitive Life of One of the Most Extraordinary Writers of the 20th Century