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David Peace

UK flag (b.1967)

David Peace is the author of the Red Riding Quartet, GB84, The Damned Utd, Tokyo Year Zero, and Occupied City. He was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists of 2003, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and France's Grand Prix du Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. In 2007, he was named as GQ (UK) Writer of the Year. He lived in Tokyo for fifteen years before returning to his native Yorkshire.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   GB84 (2004)
   The Damned Utd (2006)
   Red or Dead (2013)
   UK DK (2017)
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   Patient X (2018)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2004) : GB84
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2013) : Red or Dead

David Peace recommends
The North of England Home Service (2003)
Gordon Burn
"The best british writer there is."
The Motel Life (2006)
Willy Vlautin
"The finest American novel I've read in some time, so simple, so spare and so honest."
12:23 (2007)
Eoin McNamee
"Utterly compelling, McNamee's dramatising of the conspiracies and the obsessions around the tragic events of that night is brilliant and, as ever, poetic."
The Murder Farm (2008)
Andrea Maria Schenkel
"Haunting, compulsive and unforgettable."
The Death of Bunny Munro (2009)
Nick Cave
"Cocksman, Salesman, Deadman; Bunny Munro might not be Everyman, but every man ought to read this book. And read it half in stitches, half in tears."
Weirdo (2012)
Cathi Unsworth
"The First Lady of Noir Fiction."
The Butchers of Berlin (2016)
(Schlegel and Morgen, book 1)
Chris Petit
"One of Britain's most visionary writers."
The Cat and The City (2020)
Nick Bradley
"In a very impressive, finely observed debut, Nick Bradley masterfully weaves together seemingly disparate threads to conjure up a vivid tapestry of Tokyo; its glory, its shame, its characters, and a calico cat."
Male Tears (2021)
Benjamin Myers
"One of the most singular, moving and crucial voices of our times."

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