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James Barclay

UK flag (b.1965)

James Barclay was born in 1965 and is the most successful UK fantasy writer of his generation.

After multiple jobs from the age of 23, including a parcel delivery driver (where he lasted just nine weeks) he left Insight Investment in March 2004 to write full-time.

Barclay is currently married to his wife Clare, and they both live in Teddington. Their first child, a boy, was born on 25 January 2007.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Graphic Novels
   Flinch (2009) (with Chris Bolton, Chris Bones, Terry Dowling, Ray Fawkes, Michael Katchan, Anton McKay, Justin Randall, Christian Read, Shaun Tan, Tom Taylor, Mel Tregonning and Colin Wilson)
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Demonstorm

James Barclay recommends
Restoration (2011)
(World House, book 2)
Guy Adams
"An extraordinary feat of imagination."
The Immortal Throne (2016)
(City , book 2)
Stella Gemmell
"Bestselling author of The City-the best fantasy novel I've read in the last decade."
Stranger of Tempest (2016)
(God Fragments, book 1)
Tom Lloyd
". . . an outstanding and refreshingly original work of fantasy fiction; and even in a genre crowded with incredible talent and content, it will undoubtedly stand out and, I hope, propel Tom centre-stage where he clearly now belongs."
The End of Magic (2019)
Mark Stay
"The sort of book you give to people who say 'prove to me why I should read fantasy'… A simply terrific read."
The Coward (2021)
(Coward, book 1)
Stephen Aryan
"Sparkling action sequences punctuate keen dialogue and a journey full of colour and interest... Compelling, consuming and a novel in which no character can be considered supporting cast... Bring on the sequel."

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