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Michel Faber


Netherlands (1960 - )

Faber was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967. He attended primary and secondary school in the Melbourne suburbs of Boronia and Bayswater, then attended the University Of Melbourne, studying Dutch, Philosophy, Rhetoric, English Language (a course involving translation and criticism of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English texts) and English Literature. He graduated in 1980. He worked as a cleaner and at various other casual jobs, before training as a nurse at Marrickville and Western Suburbs hospitals in Sydney. He nursed until the mid-1990s. In 1993 he, his second wife and family emigrated to Scotland, where they still reside.
 
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Non fiction
Not One More Death (2006) (with Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, John Le Carré and Harold Pinter)
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel nominee (2000) : Under the Skin
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2003) : The Crimson Petal and the White
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2015) : The Book of Strange New Things
Saltire Literary Awards Best Book winner (2015) : The Book of Strange New Things


Michel Faber recommends

Blue Poppies (2001)
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"Falla's... vivid and authoratative offers us the chance to experience cultures that are exhileratingly, sometimes frighteningly different from our own."
The Pleasant Light of Day
The Pleasant Light of Day (2009)
Philip Ó Ceallaigh
"An extraordinary good writer."

Visitation (2010)
Jenny Erpenbeck
"Extraordinarily strong... Erpenbeck is one of the finest, most exciting authors alive."

Diving Belles and Other Stories (2012)
Lucy Wood
"Fresh, distinctive voices are actually very rare."


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