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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

   Continent (1986)
   The Gift of Stones (1988)
   Arcadia (1992)
   Signals of Distress (1994)
   Quarantine (1997)
   Being Dead (1999)
   Genesis (2003)
     aka Six
   The Pesthouse (2007)
   All That Follows (2010)
   Harvest (2013)
   The Melody (2018)
   Eden (2022)
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Short Stories
Anthologies containing stories by Jim Crace
Short stories
Annie, Californian Plates (1974)

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

Jim Crace recommends
Laura Blundy (2000)
Julie Myerson
"Dark, sexy and insolent. I hope to be startled and challenged by novels. Myerson more than obliges."
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."
Safelight (2004)
Shannon Burke
"... provoking and disturbing... a work of nerveless intelligence, disarming tenderness and hard-won optimism."
Electricity (2006)
Ray Robinson
"Ray Robinson's Electricity is a thorny, uncompromising novel, with attitude."
Mary Modern (2007)
Camille DeAngelis
"Engrossing, incessantly surprising, and extraordinarily touching."
The Outside Lands (2016)
Hannah Kohler
"Gloriously well-written and deeply imagined."
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."
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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