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Julie Myerson

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Julie Myerson was born in Nottingham in 1960. She is the author of the novels Sleepwalking, The Touch, Me and the Fat Man, Laura Blundy, Something Might Happen and The Story of You, Out of Breath (2009) and Then (2010); and the non-fiction book, Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House.

Genres: Fantasy
Julie Myerson recommends
Not Her Real Name (1996)
Emily Perkins
"A stunning first collection: addictive, smart, scary, wise and profoundly funny. Perkins has the enviable Alice Munro knack of crafting tiny stories with the scope of novels, characters who convince within a paragraph, dialogue which stings with its unresolved sadness and comfortless truths."
Some Kind of Black (1996)
Diran Adebayo
"Funny, smart and attractively tough... magnificent and seductively Nineties."
Flying (2000)
Henry Sutton
"Quietly engrossing, comically exact...I read this novel with slow, grateful relish, sneaking bites of it."
Becoming Strangers (2004)
Louise Dean
"I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. In the end, I was so uplifted, I did both."
Sleep with Me (2005)
Joanna Briscoe
"Seductive, scary and almost frighteningly readable."
Love and Summer (2009)
William Trevor
"I can't think of anything I've read recently that has chronicled more accurately the thumping chaos of human hearts or felt more questioning and youthful and alive."
Repeat It Today With Tears (2010)
Anne Peile
"Full of emotional suspense - I believed every word."
While You Sleep (2018)
Stephanie Merritt
"Pure edge-of-the-seat stuff: a fantastically entertaining, yet deeply unsettling read."
Golden Child (2019)
Claire Adam
"Utterly convincing, horrifying and, ultimately, intensely moving, it's almost impossible to believe this small masterpiece is a first novel. Adam is a true and rare talent. I'm in awe"
The House by the Loch (2019)
Kirsty Wark
"It took me back to the books I adored when I was young - the sheer pleasure of immersing yourself in a single family, past and present, their lives in thrall to the sweep and power of the landscape. You need curiosity and generosity to write like this and Wark has so much of both. Her understanding of family - its mysteries, losses and secrets, and especially the fraught tenderness between mothers and daughters - is masterful."
The Great Godden (2020)
Meg Rosoff
"It is only occasionally that a writer comes along with a voice so stridently pure and direct and funny that you simply can't question it - you tumble willingly into its thrall."
The Mission House (2020)
Carys Davies
"An astonishingly assured and gripping piece of work and a worthy follow-up to West. Davies has a voice unlike any I’ve read: clean, otherworldly, eerily original, and capable of devastating effect."

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