Charles Nicholl (author)
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Charles Nicholl is an English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, and travel. He has been active as a writer since the 1970s and has been publishing books since 1980. His subjects have included Christopher Marlowe, Arthur Rimbaud, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Nashe and William Shakespeare. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Nicholl was educated at King's College, Cambridge. Since his early work he has shown an interest in counterculture. In 1974 he was the winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer Award for his account of an LSD trip entitled 'The Ups and The Downs'.
Besides his literary output, Nicholl has also presented documentary programmes on television. He has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States. He also lectures on Martin Randall Travel tours.
- A Cup of News (1984) – a biography of Thomas Nashe
- The Fruit Palace (1985)
- Borderlines (1988)
- The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (1992 winner of the James Tait Black Prize for biography and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction)
- Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa (1998 winner of the Hawthornden Prize)
- Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind (2004)
- The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street (2007); published in the USA as The Lodger Shakespeare His Life On Silver Street
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