Nicholas Shakespeare was one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. He has written for Granta on Abimael Guzman, Martha Gellhorn and Tasmania, the background to his most recent novel, Secrets of the Sea. He is also the author of a biography Bruce Chatwin, and is currently preparing an edition of Chatwin’s letters.
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In Pursuit of Guzmán
‘They called him Presidente Gonzalo, but his name was Abimael Guzmán. I had come to Lima to find Guzmán, although I knew I wouldn't succeed.’ Nicholas Shakespeare on the heels of a Peruvian guerrilla for Granta 23: Home.