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Toby Litt - Author

About the Author

Toby Litt is the author of the alphabetically arranged Adventures in Capitalism, Beatniks, Corpsing, deadkidsongs, Exhibitionism, Finding Myself, Ghost Story, Hospital, I Play the Drums in a Band Called okay and Journey into Space. In 2003, he was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. He was the winner of the 2009 Manchester Fiction Prize. He is a regular on Radio 3’s The Verb. You can visit Toby Litt's own website at www.tobylitt.com.

A film adaptation of King Death, co-written by Toby Litt, is being produced by Alexandra Stone (Young Adam, Kidulthood). It will be directed and co-written by Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn).

 

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Featured books by Toby Litt

Other books by Toby Litt

Patience

Patience

Author: Toby Litt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Wrestliana

Wrestliana

Author: Toby Litt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Notes for a Young Gentleman

Notes for a Young Gentleman

Author: Toby Litt Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2018

Toby Litt is one of that rare breed of fiction writers who never writes the same book twice: every time out, he takes an unexpected new tack and his readers happily follow. Told in the form of the pithy, even lyrical advice a young soldier leaves behind after a mission gone wrong, Notes for a Young Gentleman is no exception. Its brilliantly creative form, and the epigrammatic genius Litt displays in its creation, nonetheless can't hide the powerful, emotional story at its heart: of a young soldier parachuting toward a beautiful, moonlit country house on a mission ...of betrayal. The house? Marlborough. The target? Winston Churchill, an old friend of his father. A brilliant, at times dizzying but always heartfelt exploration of love, revenge, and the essence of a gentleman, Notes for a Young Gentleman is classic Toby Litt: wholly new and wholly unforgettable.

Mutants Selected Essays

Mutants Selected Essays

Author: Toby Litt Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2016

Toby Litt is best known for his hip-lit fiction, which, in its sharing of characters and themes across numerous stories and novels, has always taken an unusual, hybrid form. In Mutants, he applies his restless creativity to nonfiction. The book brings together twenty-six essays on a range of diverse topics, including writers and writing, and the technological world that informs and underpins it. Each essay is marked by Litt's distinct voice, heedless of formal conventions and driven by a curiosity and a determination to give even the shortest piece enough conceptual heft to make it come alive. Taken as a whole, these pieces unexpectedly cohere into a manifesto of sorts, for a weirder, wilder, more willful fiction. Praise for Toby Litt A genuinely individual talent with a positive relish for dealing with the contemporary aspects of the modern world. --Scotsman Toby Litt is awfully good--he gives something new every time he writes. --Muriel Spark He has invented a fresh, contemporary style--it will sing in the ears of this generation. --Malcolm Bradbury

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Author: Toby Litt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2005

When Agatha and Paddy decide to leave London and buy a house on the coast, they are full of hope for themselves and their growing family - baby Max and a new child on the way. Three months later, when the builders move out and they move in, things look very different. A personal tragedy threatens to destroy all they have carefully built up and only a small miracle, it seems, will save them. . . Ghost Story is a book both haunted and haunting, which asks how we can ever mourn something that hasn't lived. Emotionally resonant, beautifully crafted and ultimately redemptive, it will take you to the heart of suffering and desire.