Featured Fiction Authors

Featured Fiction Authors

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  • Stanley Johnson

    A former MEP, Stanley Johnson has written widely in both fiction and non-fiction.

    Stanley Johnson recently starred in ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and is taking part in the second reality series of The Real Marigold Hotel. He was one of the first presenters of More 4's The Last Word, and has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The One Show, Pointless and The Fake News Programme.
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  • Eugene Vodolazkin

    Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kiev and has worked in the department of Old Russian Literature at Pushkin House since 1990. He is an expert in medieval Russian history and folklore. His debut novel Solovyov and Larionov (Oneworld, 2018) was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and Russia's National Big Book Award. Laurus, his second novel but the first to be translated into English, won the National Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Award and was shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize, the Russian Booker Prize and the New Literature Award, and has been translated into eighteen languages. He lives in St Petersburg.

    Lisa C. Hayden's translations from the Russian include Eugene Vodolazkin's Laurus, which won the Read Russia Award in 2016 and was also shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize along with her translation of Vadim Levental's Masha Regina. Her blog, Lizok's Bookshelf, examines contemporary Russian fiction. She lives in Maine, USA.
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  • Stephanie Danler

    Stephanie Danler attended Kenyon College and received her MFA in Fiction from The New School. Upon arriving in New York she reluctantly turned down an entry level job at a publishing house (upon learning the salary was incommensurate with paying rent) and found work as a back-waiter in Union Square Cafe. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.  
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  • Amit Chaudhuri

    Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, is a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He has contributed fiction, poetry and reviews to numerous publications including the Guardian, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, New Yorker and Granta Magazine. Amit lives in Calcutta and Norwich.
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  • Paul Beatty

    PAUL BEATTY is the author of the novels Slumberland, Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle and The Sellout, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2016. He is also the author of two books of poetry, Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce, and is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City.
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  • Peter Beck

    Peter Beck studied Psychology, Philosophy and Economics in Bern, Switzerland, where he also gained a doctorate in Psychology. He was a cyclist in the Swiss Army, has a black belt in judo and an MBA from Manchester, UK. Today Peter Beck divides his time between writing the Tom Winter thrillers and helping businesses to shape their corporate culture. Damnation is his debut. He lives in Bern.

    Jamie Bulloch's translations include Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes, which was longlisted for the 2016 IMPAC award and the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, which won the 2014 Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He lives in London.
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  • Laia Jufresa

    Laia Jufresa was born in Mexico City. Laia's work has been featured in several anthologies and magazines such as Letras Libres, Pen Atlas, Words Without Borders and McSweeney's, and she was named one of the most outstanding young writers in Mexico as part of the project Mexico20. In 2015 she was invited by the British Council to be the first ever International Writer in Residence at the Hay Festival of Literature.  She currently lives in Cologne, Germany.

    Sophie Hughes is a literary translator and editor living in Mexico City. 
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  • Will Dean

    Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and had lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying Law at the LSE and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden where he built a house in a boggy clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it's from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball's Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson mystery, Red Snow, was published in January 2019. 
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  • Joseph Boyden

    Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Northern Ontario, Canada.

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  • Steve Burrows

    Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. He is a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. Steve now lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario.
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