There are now four biographies of Nevil Shute.
- His autobiography "SlideRule: The Autobiography of an Engineer ".
- Julian Smith's 1976 book "Nevil Shute".
- "Parallel Motion; a biography of Nevil Shute Norway" by John Anderson, published by Paper Tiger in 2011. For more information about this book click here.
- NEW! "Shute:The engineer who became a prince of storytellers" by
Richard Thorn, published by Troubador in 2017 ISBN:
For a review of this book click here. To order a copy click on http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=4537e. It is also available from Amazon, Book Depository, Booktopia, Waterstones etc
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. For further information, please contact Bill at bill@BillLevyShares.com
In addition to Slide Rule, Parallel Motion and the Julian Smith biography, short biographical sketches are written from time to time for publications and/or by devoted Shutists.