Nick Barlay

Nick Barlay is the author of four acclaimed novels and one book of non-fiction. He has written award-winning radio plays, contributed to short story anthologies, and his journalism has appeared in many publications. He was named as one of Granta’s 20 best young British novelists in 2003, until it was discovered he was too old to be young.

Barlay was born in London to Hungarian Jewish refugee parents. Scattered Ghosts, the story of his family over 200 years, is published in October 2013.

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“funny and melancholy, thought-provoking, vital” - Hilary Mantel

“brutal poetry” – Time Out

“brilliantly literary” – The Guardian

“insanely inventive” – The Sunday Times 

“superbly bitter-sweet” – Telegraph


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