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Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of The Dancer Upstairs, selected by the American Libraries Association as the best novel of 1997, and an acclaimed biography of Bruce Chatwin. Named one of Granta magazine's "Best Young British Novelists" in 1993, Shakespeare lives in Wiltshire, England.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: British Germany Fiction, Children of immigrants Fiction, Fathers and sons Fiction, Dissenters Fiction