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Alexander Masters - Author


Alexander Masters’ first book, Stuart: A Life Backwards, won the Guardian First Book Award, the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Biography Prize. Eighteen different newspapers and popular magazines chose it as Book of the Year. It was turned into a BBC film starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Alexander lives in Sussex.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alexander Masters

A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip by Alexander Masters
Reader Reviewed A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip
Alexander Masters
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A detective story, investigating the life of the person whose diaries – 148 of them at least – turned up in a skip in 2001. Who was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Genius in My Basement by Alexander Masters
The Genius in My Basement
Alexander Masters
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year Award 2011. The Genius in my Basement is the grumpy, poignant, comical story -- more intimate than either the author or his subject intended -- about the frailty of brilliance, Britain's most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2011
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
Stuart: A Life Backwards
Alexander Masters
This is the comic and shocking history of Stuart Shorter- inadequate thief, hopeless hostage-taker and charming, disturbing raconteur.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/02/2007
Stuart : A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
Stuart : A Life Backwards
Alexander Masters
A 2011 World Book Night selection. Read the endorsements on the cover and believe them, this is truly a tragic and unique biography. I love the style, right from the start you are caught up in this...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/02/2006
Stuart :  A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
Stuart : A Life Backwards
Alexander Masters
Winner of the the Guardian First Book Award 2005 and Short listed for the Whitbread Biography Award. This extraordinary book is a glimpse at the underbelly of English society, a world largely hidden from our lives. Funny, despairing,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2005

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