join us on facebook
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

John Niven Book and Novel

John Niven - Author


John J. Niven was born in Irvine, Ayrshire in Scotland. He worked as an A & R man, and the music industry became the subject of his bestselling book Kill Your Friends, which was described as 'the best British novel since Trainspotting' (Word magazine) and is currently being made into a film. John Niven is also the author of the novella Music from Big Pink and the novels The Amateurs and The Second Coming, and he has written for The Times, Independent, Word and FHM among other publications. He lives in Buckinghamshire, but spends time in Los Angeles where he works as a screenwriter.

If you like John Niven you might also like to read books by Tom Rachman, Oliver Stark and Will Wiles.

Featured Books, with extracts, by John Niven

The Sunshine Cruise Company by John Niven
The Sunshine Cruise Company
John Niven
The Sunshine Cruise Company is a sharp satire on friendship, ageing, the English middle classes and the housing bubble from one of Britain's sharpest and fun
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Cold Hands by John Niven
Cold Hands
John Niven
As John Niven this clever man writes gritty social satire (Kill Your Friends, The Amateurs), add the J and he has turned himself into a lethal crime author. This is a cold, bleak, mid-winter, Canadian-based thriller. Married into money, our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
Straight White Male by John Niven
Straight White Male
John Niven
Author of Kill Your Friends with another bold satire. Sex, sex and more sex, with a bit of drink thrown in and lots of swearing has dominated the life of writer Kennedy Marr for some years and now writer’s block...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014

Loading other books by John Niven...


Author Info

Loading twitter updates...

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by John Niven and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools