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Jonathan Coe

UK flag (1961 - )

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. His novels include The Rotters' Club, The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death and What a Carve Up!, which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. His latest novel is The Rain Before it Falls (Penguin, 2007).

The House of Sleep won the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Award for 1997.
Jonathan Coe recommends
Going Gently (2000)
David Nobbs
"An extraordinarily rich and satisfying novel... I laughed constantly."
Mr Mee (2000)
Andrew Crumey
"In short - it's fabulous."
Perfect Tense (2001)
Michael Bracewell
"Utterly unique... Michael Bracewell shows himself to be nothing less than the poet laureate of late capitalism."
The News Where You Are (2010)
Catherine O'Flynn
"An awesomely talented writer."
Under the Same Stars (2012)
Tim Lott
"A great novel, full of rueful wisdom, epic in scope and packed with wonder and surprise."
The Mule (2016)
David Quantick
"An offbeat and surprising comedy-thriller...delicious."
Iron Towns (2016)
Anthony Cartwright
"A writer with an unblinking sense of Britain as it is today."
The Continuity Girl (2018)
Patrick Kincaid
"A wistfully entertaining romantic comedy."

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