About the Author
Charles Palliser’s historical novels include The Quincunx, The Unburied, and Rustication. His fiction has been translated into a dozen languages. Palliser’s The Quincunx was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He has written plays for BBC Radio and the stage. Prior to becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he taught literature and creative writing at universities in the UK and the USA. A graduate of Oxford University, Palliser lives in London.