James Meek

James Meek

Biography

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. His novel The People's Act of Love (2005) won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been published in more than thirty countries. His novel We Are Now Beginning our Descent (2008) won the Prince Maurice Prize. He is the author of two other novels and two collections of short stories. His journalism has won a number of British and international awards. He lives in London.

  • Shortlisted for the Costa Awards

    JAMES MEEK

    The Heart Broke In has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2012

  • Herald Scotland Review

    JAMES MEEK

    The Heart Broke In is a novel that just gets bigger and bigger, like a map being unfolded in a high wind.

  • Guardian Podcast

    JAMES MEEK

    Listen to James Meek on Tolstoy, with Guardian podcasts.

  • Independent: Review

    JAMES MEEK

    "The plot is dreamy, deceptive and allusive." The Independent

  • Guardian: review

    JAMES MEEK

    "Meek is a novelist of Dostoevskyan intensity and seriousness... Terrific."

  • Author spotlight

    JAMES MEEK

    James Meek steps into our author spotlight with an exclusive interview.

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