In Conversation With Martina Devlin
‘...a single, cherishable voice’ The Mail on Sunday
Following on from his visit to HomePlace during our opening year, we are delighted to welcome back Louis de Bernières, the bestselling author of the literary global phenomenon Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995.It was also shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Second World War, the novel tells the story of a love affair between the daughter of a local doctor and an Italian soldier. It has become a worldwide bestseller and has now been translated into over 30 languages.
Louis de Bernières is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, including A Partisan’s Daughter, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, and the historical trilogy that began with The Dust That Falls From Dreams and concluded with The Autumn of the Ace in 2021.
He returns this year with a new novel Light Over Liskeard, an entertaining and heart-warming work that pokes fun at modern mores, and makes us reconsider what is really precious in our short and precarious lives.
Join Louis as he discusses his work, career and new novel with writer Martina Devlin.