Friday, January 30, 2009

Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl, Author of 'The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street'
January 30, 9.15 am
"A writer on the road looking at interesting sights hundreds of years ago..."

1 comment:

Murali said...

Biographer and travel-writer Charles Nicholl is the author of The Reckoning, a prize-winning investigation of the murder of Christopher Marlowe. His biography of Leonardo da Vinci, has been translated into seventeen languages. His latest book, The Lodger, is an intimate study of Shakespeare in his London lodgings in 1604.
UK author Charles Nicholl is among the several UK authors that the British Council supported at the recently concluded Jaipur Literature festival. Following Jaipur, Charles travels to various cities in India, where he will talk with young audiences and future leaders. His programmes will be managed and supported by British Council in all these cities.

Charles will be in Chennai on Thursday 29 January 2009. He will be at the British Council in Chennai to talk about his latest book, “The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street”. Charles is the author of nine books of history, biography and travel, including the celebrated The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, and the Crime Writers’ Association ‘Gold Dagger’ Award for non-fiction), Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa (winner of the Hawthornden Prize), The Fruit Palace and The Creature in the Map. He has presented two documentaries for British television, and has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States. He currently lives in Italy with his wife and children.

Charles’ trip in India is part of the British Council’s exciting new literature programme, India ’09: Through Fresh Eyes that aims to highlight the India Market Focus at London Book Fair 2009 through our participation in a series of literature festivals, workshops and readings in India and the UK. The British Council is taking 40 Indian writers to London in April 2009 to be part of seminars at the world’s premier publishing trade and rights event and other venues in the UK. As part of that cultural exchange, we will present a number of writers from the UK at various venues in India up to April 2009 and beyond.

Programme details: Thursday, 29 January, 2009, 6.00 p.m: Talk at British Council Chennai on latest book “The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street”.
Further information:

V. Bhuvaneswari,

Head – Young Audiences, South India

British Council

T: 044 - 42050600

Further information:

Sakthi Prasanna/Lakshmi Priya

Hanmer MS&L

M : 9884277251 / 9840711181

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