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Tim Parks


(Timothy L Parks)
UK flag (b.1954)

aka John MacDowell

Tim Parks studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives near Verona with his wife and three children. His novel Europa was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Series
Morris Duckworth
   1. Juggling the Stars (1990)
     aka Cara Massimina
   2. Mimi's Ghost (2001)
   3. Painting Death (2014)
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Novels
   Tongues of Flame (1985)
   Loving Roger (1986)
   Home Thoughts (1987)
   Family Planning (1989)
   Goodness (1991)
   Shear (1993)
   Europa (1997)
   Destiny (1999)
   Judge Savage (2003)
   Rapids (2005)
   Cleaver (2006)
   Dreams of Rivers and Seas (2008)
   The Server (2012)
     aka Sex Is Forbidden
   The Prince (2014) (with Niccolo Machiavelli)
   Thomas and Mary (2016)
   In Extremis (2017)
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Collections
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Non fiction
   Italian Neighbours (1992)
   An Italian Education (1995)
   Translating Style (1997)
   Italy (1998) (with Barbara Grizzuti Harrison and Matthew Spender)
   Adultery and Other Diversions (1998)
   Hell and Back (2001)
   A Season with Verona (2002)
   Medici Money (2005)
   The Fighter (2007)
   Teach Us to Sit Still (2010)
   Italian Ways (2013)
   Where I'm Reading From (2014)
   A Literary Tour of Italy (2015)
   A Survival Skill (2015)
   Life and Work (2016)
   Calm (2017)
   Out of My Head (2018)
   Pen in Hand (2019)
   Dialogues on Consciousness (2020) (with Ricardo Manzotti and Riccardo Manzotti)
   Italian Life (2020)
   The Hero's Way (2021)
   The Hero's Way (2021)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel winner (1986) : Tongues of Flame
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : Europa


Tim Parks recommends
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I Am God (2019)
Giacomo Sartori
"A playful, exciting, mockingly modern voice, translated, what’s more, by one of the few translators who can really make the Italian vernacular sing truly and fluently in English."

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