The Sunday Times / Writers

Louis de Bernières: “I Don’t Want Readers Who Can’t Concentrate.”

Could he write a book that rivalled ‘War and Peace’? When Louis de Bernièrespublished ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ in 1994, he was 40, nearly the same as age as Leo Tolstoy was when the latter released his iconic novel in 1869. Though many tumultuous decades separated the two men, Louis’s ambition was to produce a novel … Continue reading