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Alex Preston

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Alex Preston was born in 1979. He lives in London with his wife and two children. His first novel, This Bleeding City, won the Spear's and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes. Alex is a regular panelist on the BBC Review Show and writes a fortnightly column in the New Statesman. He studied English under Tom Paulin at Hertford College, Oxford.
Alex Preston recommends
What I Did (2011)
Christopher Wakling
"Excellent . . . Dark but uplifting."
The Art of Waiting (2015)
Christopher Jory
"A profoundly moving novel with echoes of Vasily Grossman that sweeps you from Russia to Italy over the course of a gripping, richly evocative and atmospheric tale."
Saltwater (2019)
Jessica Andrews
"A book of breathtaking beauty. Saltwater is a visionary novel with prose that gets deep under your skin. The short, sharp chapters thrum with life. Lucy is a memorable character, her journey one that is moving and totally compelling, telling a series of deep truths about the state of our divided nation. Andrews is a major new voice in contemporary British fiction."

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