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Michael Frayn


UK flag (1933 - )

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include 'Towards the End of the Morning', 'The Trick of It' and 'A Landing on the Sun'. 'Headlong' was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize, Whitbread Novel Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel, 'Spies', is now available in paperback. His thirteen plays range from 'Noises Off' to 'Copenhagen', and he has translated a number of works, mostly from Russian. He is married to the biographer and critic Claire Tomalin.
 
Michael Frayn recommends
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Five Rivers Met On a Wooded Plain (2016)
Barney Norris
"Wonderful...I was hooked from the first page. It's real stuff."
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The Upstairs Room (2017)
Kate Murray-Browne
"A very impressive debut. The story is played out in an unsettling narrative that makes you want to read on to the end."

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