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Tim Pears

UK flag (b.1956)

Tim was born in Devon, and left school at sixteen. He has worked in a wide variety of jobs and is a graduate of the National Film and Television School.

His first novel, In the Place of Fallen Leaves, won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. His second novel, In a Land of Plenty, has been adapted for television and is now a major BBC television series.

Genres: Literary Fiction
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : Landed
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2020) : The Redeemed

Tim Pears recommends
American Purgatorio (2004)
John Haskell
"A fresh, light, deep, sad, funny, moving trippy dream of a novel... Beautiful."
The Sentimentalists (2009)
Johanna Skibsrud
"A probing exploration - now subtle, oblique, now forensic, scalpel-sharp - of the ramifications of a person's experience through the lives and relationships of those he loves. Of the way in which what we do, and witness, echoes through our lives, and the next generation's."
The Lost Lights of St Kilda (2020)
Elisabeth Gifford
"A moving story simply and beautifully told."
We Are Not in The World (2021)
Conor O'Callaghan
"A whirlpool of memories, regrets and hopes."
The Oath (2021)
(Druid Chronicles, book 1)
A M Linden
"Thrilling historical fiction with heart and soul."

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