Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of "The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for "The High Flyer, for which he was nominated one of "Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 1993, and "The Dancer Upstairs. Between 1991 and 1998 he journeyed in Chatwin's tracks to research this authorized biography. "From the Trade Paperback edition.