Nicholas Shakespeare

Mr Nicholas Shakespeare

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2018


Nicholas Shakespeare is an author of both fiction and non-fiction, journalism, essays and various other media. He is resident in both the UK and Australia and three of his books concern Australian topics. His writing often considers personal histories against a backdrop of major world events. His books about Australia have been influential in bringing their topics to international attention. The Wall Street Journal described him as ‘one of the best English novelists of our time’.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.