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Lawrence Norfolk


UK flag (b.1963)

Lawrence Norfolk was born in London in 1963. He read English at King's College, London, graduating in 1986. He began teaching, studied for a Ph.D., and worked as a freelance writer on a number of reference books, contributing articles and reviews to magazines and journals including the Times Literary Supplement.Lawrence Norfolk lives in London.
 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Pope's Rhinoceros
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : In the Shape of a Boar


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A Net for Small Fishes (2021)
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"The Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century: two mismatched heroines, two grittily textured lives, an outrageous plot (true!), sex, politics, and a gut-wrenching ending."

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