Collection: Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (1940–1989) was a novelist, journalist, and travel writer. Born in Sheffield, Chatwin became the youngest-ever director of Sotheby’s at age twenty-five. When he was thirty-three, The Sunday Times Magazine hired him to travel and write about the subjects of his choice, and soon after he went to South America, where he stayed for the next six months and wrote his first book, In Patagonia. His 1988 novel, Utz, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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