The Souvenir is a humorous account of American furniture salesmen shopping for curios before a cruise down the Amazon. From almost 1,200 entries worldwide, it was long-listed for the Sunday Times-EFG Private Bank award in 2010. At £30,000, open only to professional authors, the award is the biggest short story prize in the world.
Nicholas Best used to be the fiction critic for the Financial Times. He writes both fiction and non-fiction and is translated into many languages. His novel Tennis and the Masai was serialized on BBC Radio 4. His novella Point Lenana and his World War Two history book Five Days that shocked the World have both been No 1 best sellers on Amazon.