Evelyn Waugh's third novel, Black Mischief is a witty satirical novel set in the fictional empire of Azania.
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He quickly established a reputation with such social satirical novels as Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies and Scoop. Waugh became a Catholic in 1930, and his later books display a more serious attitude, as seen in the religious theme of Brideshead Revisited, a nostalgic evocation of student days at Oxford. His diaries were published in 1976, and his letters in 1980.