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Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, The Trick of It and A Landing on the Sun. Headlong (1999) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while his most recent novel, Spies (2002), won the Whitbread Novel Award. His fifteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen and most recently Afterlife. A collection of his travel writing, Travels with a Typewriter, was published in 2009, and a memoir, My Father's Fortune, in 2010. In April 2012 Michael Frayn was awarded the Sky Arts South Bank Lifetime Achievement award. He is married to the writer Claire Tomalin.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Frayn

Skios by Michael Frayn
Skios
Michael Frayn
April 2013 Book of the Month. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 This is a slickly written farce of mistaken identity set on a sun-drenched Greek Island which is hosting a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
Skios by Michael Frayn
Skios
Michael Frayn
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. 'It had been in my mind for a while' says Michael Frayn in a recent Guardian interview. 'Every time I arrived at an airport and saw the line of people holding up cards,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2012
My Father's Fortune : A Life by Michael Frayn
My Father's Fortune : A Life
Michael Frayn
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A delightful and wholly unsentimental memoir that balances beautifully the twin responses of tears and laughter." Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
My Father's Fortune: A Life by Michael Frayn
My Father's Fortune: A Life
Michael Frayn
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A delightful and wholly unsentimental memoir that balances beautifully the twin responses of tears and laughter." Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2010

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