Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer was born and educated in the U.K., but lives and works in Rome. He is the author of eight novels, among them the science novel Mendel's Dwarf, and, most recently, Trapeze, in which mid-twentieth century physics plays a periferal, but crucial, role. He spent many years working as a biology teacher and has also authored a work of non-fiction, Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics.