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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
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1999) : Our Fathers
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : Our Fathers
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2003) : Personality
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : Be Near Me
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan recommends
Kane's Ladder (2008)
Carlos Alba
"A cheerful, elegant, funny book."
Island of Wings (2011)
Karin Altenberg
"A beautiful story of love and loss among the dark sea cliffs of St Kilda... precise, subtle, spiritually alive."
Moving Kings (2017)
Joshua Cohen
"Funny, smart, and perfectly addictive, Moving Kings is a novel of wonderful scope. It shows Cohen at the top of his powers and is bound to bring him many new readers, hot for a fresh understanding of America."
The Dollmaker (2019)
Nina Allan
"In clean, beautiful, agile prose, Nina Allan is able to conjure a recognisable England and a place of deep enchantment. The world of The Dollmaker is not only one we know, it seems to know us, and readers will lose and find themselves inside Allan's wonderful creation. A fantastic book, revealing a zone of wonder and a world of truth."
A Theatre for Dreamers (2020)
Polly Samson
"If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one."
Wild Pets (2021)
Amber Medland
"A ripe and excellent debut... funny and smart and human and true."

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