There are three biographies of Nevil Shute.
- His autobiography "SlideRule: The Autobiography of an Engineer ".
- Julian Smith's 1976 book "Nevil Shute".
- The latest is the recently published "Parallel Motion; a biography of Nevil Shute Norway" by John Anderson. For more information about this book click here.
Another recent (2012) book on Nevil Shute is Bill Levy's "Beyond the Beach: The Wit and Wisdom of Nevil Shute" (BLS Publishers, 2012).
This book contains an overview of Shute's life and career, a discussion of reasons why his books should be read in the 21st Century, and 115 of Nevil Shute's quotation illustrating his subtle humor.,his gentle yet masculine use of language, his unique sense of timing, and his genius for succinctly capturing a universal concept with deceptive simplicity. With a Foreword by Nevil Shute's daughter, Heather Mayfield.
In addition to Slide Rule and the Julian Smith biography, short biographical sketches are written from time to time for publications and/or by devoted Shutists.