Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Edward Wilson-Lee is 1596 Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he teaches Renaissance Literature. After growing up in the US, Kenya, and Switzerland, he studied in London, New York, Oxford and Cambridge and lived in Zimbabwe, Mexico and the United States in between.
He writes on books, travel and history, and he has been awarded numerous Fellowships to support his work, including from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Foundation. He has published two books, SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND and THE CATALOGUE OF SHIPWRECKED BOOKS, and is working on a third title, due for publication in 2021. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two sons.
‘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'