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Simon Mawer


UK flag (b.1948)

Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He now lives with his wife and two children in Italy, and teaches at the English School in Rome.
 
Series
Marian Sutro
1. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (2012)
     aka Trapeze
2. Tightrope (2015)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Glass Room
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2010) : The Glass Room
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel winner (2016) : Tightrope


Simon Mawer recommends
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The Seventh Cross (1942)
Anna Seghers
"A fascinating insight into life in pre-war Nazi Germany just as the horrors of the Nazi regime were beginning to unfold. This is an important novel, as much for its picture of German society as for its insight into the psyche of ordinary people confronting their personal fears and mixed loyalties."
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The Cartographer of No Man's Land (2013)
P S Duffy
"Brillant...altogether a remarkable debut."

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