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Jack Curtis



Jack Curtis is a Pseudonym. As David Harsent he is known as an award-winningpoet, and as the librettist for Harrison Birtwistles Gawain. As Jack Curtis he isthe author of five previous thrillers which have been translated into fourteen differentlanguages.
Born in Devonshire, the son of a bricklayer, he spent the first ten years of his workinglife as a bookseller in Aylesbury, while also writing reviews for the TLS, theSpectator, the New Review and the New Statesman. He then worked inpublishing and was, for a time Editorial Director of Arrow Books, where he publishedwriters as various as John McVicar and Malcolm Bradbury, Angela Carter and Ruth Rendell. Jack Curtis now divides his time between London anda remote valley in the West Country.