Book
English

Under the sun : the letters of Bruce Chatwin

Subject
Chatwin, Bruce
Title
Under the sun : the letters of Bruce Chatwin / Bruce Chatwin ; selected and edited by Elizabeth Chatwin and Nicholas Shakespeare
Author
Bruce Chatwin
Editor
Elizabeth Chatwin Nicholas Shakespeare
Language
English
Edition
1
Publisher
London: Cape, 2010
554 p., [16] p.pl.
ISBN
9780224089890 (hardback)

About Bruce Chatwin

Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English travel writer, novelist and journalist. His first book, In Patagonia (1977), established Chatwin as a travel writer, although he considered himself instead a storyteller, interested in bringing to light unusual tales. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982), while his novel Utz (1988) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2008 The Times ranked Chatwin as number 46 on their list of "50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945."

Chatwin was born in Sheffield. After completing his secondary education at Marlborough College, he went to work at the age of 18 at Sotheby's in London, where he gained an extensive knowledge of art and eventually ran the auction house's Antiquities and Impressionist Art departments. In 1966 he left Sotheby's to read archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, but he abandon…Read more on Wikipedia