James Meek (author)

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This article is about a living British writer. For the clergyman of the same name, see James Meek.

James Meek (born 1962) is a British writer and journalist. He was born in London, England and grew up in Dundee, Scotland, where he was educated at Grove Academy. He later studied at Edinburgh University.

Biography[edit]

Meek spent several years living in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s and now resides in London. He has published four novels and two short story collections. Meek was on the staff of The Guardian newspaper until 2005[1] and has reported on subjects including the war in Iraq, the Chechen conflict, the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and tax avoidance by wealthy individuals in the UK. He now writes regularly for the London Review of Books.

A film version of The People's Act of Love, a novel about a Czech militia stationed alongside an extremist Christian sect in remote Siberia in 1919, adapted by Johnny Depp is in development.[2]

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Czech

  • Sibiřské drama: syrový milostný příběh z období ruské revoluce, 2006, ISBN 80-7217-446-0

Danish

Dutch

  • Uit liefde van het volk
  • Het hart viel binnen, 2013

French

German

Hungarian

Italian

Norwegian

  • Kjærlighetens utposter, 2007

Portuguese

  • O Acto de Amor do Povo, 2006

Romanian

Serbian

  • Narodna deklaracija ljubavi, 2007

Spanish

  • Por amor al pueblo

Swedish

  • Den yttersta kärlekens gulag, 2006

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