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James Meek - Author

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent is his fourth novel. His previous book, The People's Act of Love (2005), won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

He has published two collections of short stories, Last Orders and The Museum Of Doubt, and contributed to the acclaimed Rebel Inc anthologies The Children Of Albion Rovers and The Rovers Return.

He has worked as a journalist since 1985, and his reporting from Iraq and about Guantanamo Bay won a number of British and international awards. In the autumn of 2001 he reported for the Guardian from Afghanistan on the war against the Taliban and the liberation of Kabul.

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If you like James Meek you might also like to read books by Starling Lawrence, James Fleming and Julian Barnes.

Featured Books, with extracts, by James Meek

The People's Act of Love by James Meek
The People's Act of Love
James Meek
Winner of the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year 2006.This review is provided by is a story painted on a wide canvas. Set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in remote Sibera, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent by James Meek
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent
James Meek
May 2009 Book of the Month. Adam Kellas is a war reporter pursuing the woman he has fallen in love with and been separated from. Moving over time and continents this is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
The People's Act of Love by James Meek
The People's Act of Love
James Meek
We are very sorry but we have yet to review this book ourselves. However, as it has been selected for the Man Booker 2005 long list, we wanted to give you the opportunity to download an extract and let you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2005

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