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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.

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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

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