Charles Nicholl is an award-winning English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, and travel. His subjects have included Christopher Marlowe, Arthur Rimbaud, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Nashe, as well as William Shakespeare. Besides his literary output, Nicholl has also presented documentary programs on television.
Nicholl was educated at King's College, Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States. He lives in Italy with his wife and children. He also lectures on Martin Randall Travel tours.