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Andrew O'Hagan


Scotland (b.1968)

Andrew O'Hagan is one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. He has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in London.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Caledonian Road
 
Novels
   Our Fathers (1999)
   Personality (2003)
   Be Near Me (2006)
   The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog (2010)
   The Illuminations (2015)
   Mayflies (2020)
   Caledonian Road (2024)
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Andrew O'Hagan recommends
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The Three Graces (2023)
Amanda Craig
"People talk about the infirmities of old age, but what about the firmities? What about the beliefs, the events, the politics, the odd secret? The Three Graces is a brilliant piece of storytelling that revels in the world of expat old ladies in Tuscany, and it should be the book everybody's reading this summer. The setting's idyllic, the air is mild in May, but there's a threat of England and family histories just beyond the horizon. It's a novel E.M. Foster would've loved."
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The Young Accomplice (2022)
Benjamin Wood
"Benjamin Wood is a beautiful writer and this is his best novel yet, both gripping and unputdownable. Like people in Thomas Hardy, his characters surge from the page, and the mystery unfolds with a sureness seldom seen in contemporary British fiction."
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Reward System (2022)
Jem Calder
"Jem Calder is my favourite new writer, or my new favourite writer, I can't decide which, and his book Reward System is the best debut by a British fiction writer in years. If you've been waiting for someone to close the gap on social distancing, to capture the furtive problems of social media, to make you laugh at your own alienation, to wrap your mind around the narcissism of small differences, then Calder is your new best friend and his debut collection is the must-read book of the year."

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Books containing stories by Andrew O'Hagan
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Midsummer Nights (2009)
Tales from the Opera
edited by
Jeanette Winterson

Awards
2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize : Personality
2003 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2024 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (finalist) : Caledonian Road
2015 Booker Prize (longlist) : The Illuminations
2006 Booker Prize (longlist) : Be Near Me
2001 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Our Fathers
1999 Booker Prize (shortlist) : Our Fathers


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