Louis de Bernières is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories and three volumes of poetry. He was selected by Granta magazine as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Vintage, 1994) was an international best-seller and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. A Partisan’s Daughter (Vintage, 2008) was short-listed for the Costa Novel Award. His historical trilogy that began with The Dust That Falls From Dreams and continued with So Much Life Left Over was completed in 2021 with The Autumn of the Ace. The Mail on Sunday called de Bernières ‘a single cherishable voice’.