James Meek

“Meek is a writer of fiction as well as a journalist, and it shows: he crafts beautiful and vivid passages.” – Owen Jones, New Statesman

James Meek is a Contributing Editor of the London Review of Books. He is the author of six novels, including The People’s Act of Love, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Ondaatje Prize; We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, which won the 2008 Le Prince Maurice Prize; and The Heart Broke In, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Prize. His previous non-fiction work, Private Island, won the 2016 Orwell Prize. In 2004 he was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the British Press Awards.

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