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David Szalay


Canada (1974 - )

David Szalay was born in Canada in 1974 and moved to London the following year. Though his parents insist this was a temporary arrangement, he is still there. Since limping through an English degree at Oxford University, he has tried his hand at a number of things, including film-making (his debut, The Old Soldier, was dubbed 'the worst film ever made') and photography (only paid assignment - a wedding, the couple since divorced). He spent a number of years in telesales, during which time he wrote several radio plays for the BBC. London and the South-East is his first novel. He lives in London.
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel winner (2008) : London and the South-East
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2016) : All That Man is