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Magnus Mills


UK flag (b.1954)

Magnus Mills' caught the limelight with his unlikely first success -- bus driver turned author whose first book is then short-listed for two prestigious British literary prizes (Booker, Whitbread). Magnus Mills went on to be a gardener, a postman and a White Van Man. Mills wasn't a literary one hit wonder, either. Four novels and two collections of short stories in six years have followed. Mills' workman-related fiction owes its success to his ability to capture that specific milieu so well.
 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1998) : The Restraint of Beasts
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Restraint of Beasts
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2015) : Field of the Cloth of Gold