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Philip Hensher - Author


Philip Hensher's novels include Kitchen Venom, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, Other Lulus and The Mulberry Empire, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the WH Smith 'People's Choice' Award and highlighted by no fewer than twelve reviewers as their 'book of the year'. Chosen by Granta to appear on their prestigious, once-a-decade list of the twenty best young British novelists, Philip Hensher is also a columnist for the Independent and chief book reviewer for the Spectator. His most recent novel, The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008. He lives in South London.

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If you like Philip Hensher you might also like to read books by Khaled Hosseini, Allan Hollinghurst, A S Byatt, John Lanchester and Peter Carey.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Philip Hensher

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: II From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith by Philip Hensher
The Penguin Book of the British Short Story: II From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith
Philip Hensher
The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals. The Penguin Book of the British Short Story has a permanent authority, and will be reached for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher
The Emperor Waltz
Philip Hensher
Three narrative strands, three impressive recreations of 4th century Rome, 1920’s Germany and London in the 80s. It is an epic ‘blockbuster’ of a book, eccentric, powerful, challenging, full of secrets, hostility, passion and love; huge in scope, impossible to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher
The Emperor Waltz
Philip Hensher
Three narrative strands, three impressive recreations of 4th century Rome, 1920’s Germany and London in the 80s. It is an epic ‘blockbuster’ of a book, eccentric, powerful, challenging, full of secrets, hostility, passion and love; huge in scope, impossible to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Scenes from Early Life by Philip Hensher
Scenes from Early Life
Philip Hensher
Winner of the the 2013 RSL Ondaatje Prize. The startling new novel from the author of King of the Badgers and the Man Booker-shortlisted The Northern Clemency. Narrated by a young boy born into a savage civil war,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
King of the Badgers by Philip Hensher
King of the Badgers
Philip Hensher
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 April 2011. After the success of The Northern Clemency, shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, Philip Hensher brings us another slice of contemporary life, this time the peaceful...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2011
The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
The Northern Clemency
Philip Hensher
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 A tale of two families living in Sheffield from the 1970's through to the 90's. The book wonderfully evokes the style and sentiments of the 70's and 80's and the interwoven...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
The Northern Clemency
Philip Hensher
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 A tale of two families living in Sheffield from the 1970's through to the 90's. A great saga of a book, do not be put off by the length (738 pages)...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2008
Fit by Philip Hensher
Fit
Philip Hensher
His last novel, a well-researched historical work, The Mulberry Empire, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and he is one of Granta’s Best of British novelists. This new one returns to the platform of his first novel, comic writing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2005

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