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James Hamilton-Paterson


UK flag (b.1941)

James Hamilton-Paterson was born in London in 1941.

He studied at Oxford University, where he won the prestigious Newdigate Prize. Over the last 20 years he has divided his time between the Philippines and Italy. He now spends most of his time in Tuscany, although he still travels extensively. He has written poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He has also written for the New Statesman, the Sunday Times, and the Times Literary Supplement.
 
Novels
   Flight Underground (1969)
   The House in the Waves (1970)
   Very Personal War (1971)
   Hostage! (1978)
   Gerontius (1989)
   The Bell Boy (1990)
     aka That Time in Malomba
   Griefwork (1993)
   Ghosts of Manila (1994)
   Book on Smell (1999)
   Loving Monsters (2001)
   Under the Radar (2013)
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Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel winner (1989) : Gerontius
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Cooking with Fernet Branca
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2005) : Cooking with Fernet Branca
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2009) : Rancid Pansies