ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER.  British- born poet and novelist best known for his sketches of life in pre–World War II Berlin, later the basis for Bob Fosse’s Cabaret. He came to the U.S. with the British poet W. H. Auden during the war. Not enjoying success in New York, he moved to California, where he took up the study of Hinduism, later becoming a naturalized citizen. Published as Christopher Isherwood Diaries, Volume One: 1939–1960, edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell. New York, Michael di Capua Books, HarperFlamingo, 1996. First published in Great Britain in 1996 by Methuen London.