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Jim Crace


UK flag (b.1946)

Jim Crace is the author of nine novels, including Quarantine (FSG, 1997), which won the 1997 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in England.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Jim Crace
 
Short stories
Annie, Californian Plates (1974)


Awards
Guardian Fiction Prize Best Novel winner (1986) : Continent
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel winner (1986) : Continent
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : Quarantine
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1997) : Quarantine
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Quarantine
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1999) : Being Dead
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2013) : Harvest
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2013) : Harvest
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2013) : Harvest
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : Harvest
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book winner (2015) : Harvest


Jim Crace recommends
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Laura Blundy (2000)
Julie Myerson
"Dark, sexy and insolent. I hope to be startled and challenged by novels. Myerson more than obliges."
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The Death of Vishnu (2001)
Manil Suri
"Manil Suri's 'The Death of Vishnu' finds the universe in a block of flats; it is tender, caustic, witty and inspired."
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Safelight (2004)
Shannon Burke
"... provoking and disturbing... a work of nerveless intelligence, disarming tenderness and hard-won optimism."
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Electricity (2006)
Ray Robinson
"Ray Robinson's Electricity is a thorny, uncompromising novel, with attitude."
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Mary Modern (2007)
Camille DeAngelis
"Engrossing, incessantly surprising, and extraordinarily touching."
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The Outside Lands (2016)
Hannah Kohler
"Gloriously well-written and deeply imagined."
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What We Didn't Say (2016)
Rory Dunlop
"A touching, even-handed and thoroughly engaging tale of love, jealously and fatherhood."
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The End We Start From (2017)
Megan Hunter
"I can't remember ever having read a novel quite as sparing or as daring as Megan Hunter's The End We Start From, or one that delivers so mighty an impact from such delicate materials. It is a moving, wistful and compelling debut."
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Once Upon a River (2018)
Diane Setterfield
"This is magical, bewitching story telling – and so cleverly structured…it possesses all those narrative values I have always cherished…: high prose expressed with rare clarity, story for the unashamed sake of story, a kind of moral dreaminess."

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