Christopher Nicholson

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Prize-winning radio documentary producer and author of the novel THE FATTEST MAN IN AMERICA (Constable and Robinson). THE ELEPHANT KEEPER was published in the UK by Fourth Estate and the US by Morrow, and also sold in China and Taiwan. It was shortlisted for the Costa Prize in 2009 and the Encore Award in 2011 and dramatised for BBC Radio 4.

Christopher's latest novel, WINTER, is a moving story based on the late life of Thomas Hardy, published by Fourth Estate. 



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Literary fiction, 176pp
September Publishing, Jun 17

As summer draws to a close, a few snowbeds - some as big as icebergs - survive in the Scottish Highlands. Both a celebration of these great, icy relics and an intensely personal meditation on their significance, this is a book to delight all those interested in mountains and snow. Full of vivid description and anecdote, it explores the meanings of nature, beauty and mortality in the 21st century.

WINTER Novel, 247pp Fourth Estate, February 2014 'A wonderful novel, moving, gripping and illuminating. Keeping closely to the facts about the relationship between Thomas Hardy, his second wife Florence, and the beautiful young Gertrude, Nicholson has used the resources of fiction to represent their emotional lives with intensity and depth.' - David Lodge

WINTER

Novel, 247pp
Fourth Estate, February 2014

'A wonderful novel, moving, gripping and illuminating. Keeping closely to the facts about the relationship between Thomas Hardy, his second wife Florence, and the beautiful young Gertrude, Nicholson has used the resources of fiction to represent their emotional lives with intensity and depth.' - David Lodge

THE ELEPHANT KEEPER Literary fiction, 292 pages Fourth Estate - March 2010 Poignant novel about the extraordinary relationship between a female elephant and her keeper, a young stable boy. Set in late 18th century England, it follows them from Bristol docks to a country estate, and finally, to London. 'Charming and courageous.' -- Sunday Express

THE ELEPHANT KEEPER

Literary fiction, 292 pages
Fourth Estate - March 2010

Poignant novel about the extraordinary relationship between a female elephant and her keeper, a young stable boy. Set in late 18th century England, it follows them from Bristol docks to a country estate, and finally, to London.

'Charming and courageous.' -- Sunday Express

THE FATTEST MAN IN AMERICA Novel, 256 pages Constable, 26 May 2005 A darkly comic fable set in a small Texas town in modern day America.

THE FATTEST MAN IN AMERICA

Novel, 256 pages
Constable, 26 May 2005

A darkly comic fable set in a small Texas town in modern day America.