Wilson-Lee by Jeff Wilson.jpg

EDWARD WILSON-LEE

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Edward Wilson-Lee is a Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he teaches medieval and Renaissance literature and Shakespeare. After growing up in Kenya and Switzerland, he went to university in London, New York, Oxford and Cambridge, living briefly in Mexico and New Orleans in between.

Edward is currently writing his second book for William Collins.

‘A masterly literary detective adventure...a compelling read’ -  Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
One of The Bookseller's Top 6 Shakespeare picks for 2016 - 'a striking literary debut'

Visit Edward's website.

Follow Edward on Twitter.

 THE CATALOGUE OF SHIPWRECKED BOOKS  Biography, 416 pages HarperCollins, May 2018  This is the scarcely believable – and wholly true – story of Christopher Columbus' bastard son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.

THE CATALOGUE OF SHIPWRECKED BOOKS

Biography, 416 pages
HarperCollins, May 2018

This is the scarcely believable – and wholly true – story of Christopher Columbus' bastard son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.

 SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND  HarperCollins UK, March 2016/FSG US, Sep 2016 History, 304 pages  Published to commemorate 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016, a breathtaking exploration into Shakespeare as a Global poet. This radical, breath-taking book combines travel, history, biography and satire in an ode to Shakespeare.    

SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND

HarperCollins UK, March 2016/FSG US, Sep 2016
History, 304 pages

Published to commemorate 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016, a breathtaking exploration into Shakespeare as a Global poet. This radical, breath-taking book combines travel, history, biography and satire in an ode to Shakespeare.