Christopher Nicholson has lived near Shaftesbury for the past 34 years. Once a BBC radio scriptwriter, he is primarily a novelist. His novel The Elephant Keeper (2009), which looks at human-animal relationships, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Encore Award. Winter (2014) is a study of love and old age, dealing with an episode in the late life of Thomas Hardy. Nicholson's non-fiction work, Among the Summer Snows (2017), is a meditation on life and loss organised around a series of walks to the great beds of snow that survive deep into the summer in the Scottish mountains. It was shortlisted for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, and longlisted for the Highland Book Prize. His interest in natural history goes back to boyhood. As a sideline, he writes field notes for a local parish magazine.
Christopher's books include:
The Fattest Man In America (2005, London)
The Elephant Keeper (2009, London)
Winter (2014, London)
Among the Summer Snows (2017)
Hear Christopher's interview with This Is Alfred