A. N. Wilson's Tolstoy is a highly intelligent and accessible biography of the most famous writer in the Russian canon.
A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is an award-winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in London.
An outstanding biography, first published 25 years ago when it
deservedly won great praise and prizes... Wilson is an ideal
Magisterial... Wilson has an advantage over a mere biographer, looking not to judge his subject but to fully understand the inspirations behind his great works
Wilson is a playful biographer, whose pithiest points are made with a frivolity in gratifying contrast to Tolstoy's odiously sententious disciples