Chris Cleave

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Chris Cleave
Born 1973 (age 40–41)
London, England, U.K.
Occupation Writer
Language English
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
Subject Literary fiction
Notable works Incendiary
The Other Hand

Chris Cleave (born 1973) is a British writer and journalist.

Biography[edit]

Cleave was born in London on May 14,[1] 1973, brought up in Cameroon and Buckinghamshire, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he studied psychology. He lives in the United Kingdom with his French wife and three children.

Writing[edit]

Cleave's debut novel Incendiary was published in twenty countries and has been adapted into a feature film starring Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor. The novel won a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. The audio book version was read by Australian actor, Susan Lyons

His second novel, The Other Hand, was released in August 2008 and was described as "A powerful piece of art... shocking, exciting and deeply affecting... superb"[2] by The Independent. It has been shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Book Awards in the Novel category.[3] Cleave was inspired to write The Other Hand from his childhood in West Africa. It was released in the US and Canada in January 2009 under the title Little Bee, and will be adapted into a film starring Nicole Kidman by Blossom Films in association with BBC Films.[4]

Cleave is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London. From 2008 until 2010 he wrote a column for The Guardian entitled "Down with the kids".[5]

Novels[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Quiet Time" [7]
  • "Fresh Water" [8]
  • "Oyster" [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://olympicringsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2012/10/before-london-olympics-i-did-not-know.html
  2. ^ Urquhart, James (2008-08-22). "Strangers and Sisters as Nigeria Meets Surrey". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Costa Book Awards Shortlist 2008". Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (10 July 2009). "Nicole Kidman uses star power to get Brit thriller Little Bee off the ground". Daily Mail (Associated Newspapers). 
  5. ^ "Chris Cleave Columns at The Guardian Newspaper". London. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  6. ^ Booklounge.ca)
  7. ^ (Big Issue Australia, 2006)
  8. ^ Sea Stories (anthology) (National Maritime Museum, 2007)
  9. ^ 3:AM London, New York, Paris (anthology) (Social Disease, 2008)

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