Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
This limited edition of Labels, Louis de Bernieres' quirkily affectionate short story debut, is being re-released as a facsimile edition to celebrate Hardie Grant's 20th anniversary. The debut publication for Hardie Grant Books 20 years ago, it is a tale of obsession, with tender moments and gristly bits, that will delight cooks, collectors and cat-lovers anew, and teach public inspectors a thing or two.
Louis de Bernieres was already a noted British novelist when his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, catapulted him to world acclaim. It was a departure from his earlier novels, which drew on South American magic realism, and it won de Bernieres the 1995 Commonwealth Writers Prize. The worldwide bestseller has been translated into more than 30 languages. Labels, de Bernieres' short story debut, was published in 1997. The novelist has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards for his fiction, which extends to both short story and poetry collections. Two of his books have been adapted for film: Captain Corelli's Mandolin in 2001 and Red Dog in 2011. Recognised early in his career by Granta magazine as one of Britain's best young novelists, de Bernieres is also an accomplished classical guitarist and mandolin player.