Theory of War

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Theory of War
First edition (UK)
Author Joan Brady
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Andre Deutsch (UK)
Knopf (US)
Publication date
1992 (UK), 1993 (US)
Media type Print
ISBN 0-233-98810-6

Theory of War is a 1992 novel by American-British writer Joan Brady. It took her ten years to write but was rejected by her US agent. It was then published by UK publisher Andre Deutsch and was well received.[1] It became the 1993 Whitbread Novel of the Year and Book of the Year in the UK, won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger in France (as L’Enfant Loué. 1995) and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant in the US.[2]


  1. ^ Angela Lambert, "Flourishing despite some twisted roots", The Independent, January 24, 1994
  2. ^ International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004, p.68

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