Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories (1935–39), two semi-autobiographical novellas inspired by Isherwood's time in Weimar Republic Germany. These enhanced his postwar reputation when they were adapted first into the play I Am a Camera (1951), then the 1955 film of the same name, I am a Camera. This was later adapted into the bravura stage musical Cabaret (1966), and Bob Fosse's inventive re-creation for film, Cabaret (1972). His novel A Single Man was published in 1964 and adapted into the film of the same name in 2009.