Timothy Mo

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Timothy Mo
Born Timothy Peter Mo
(1950-12-30) 30 December 1950 (age 64)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Period 1978–present
Genre fiction

Timothy Peter Mo (Chinese: 毛翔青 born 30 December 1950[1]) is a British novelist. Born to a British mother and a Hong Kong father, Mo lived in Hong Kong until the age of 10, when he moved to Britain. Educated at Mill Hill School and St John's College, Oxford, Mo worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist.[2]

His works have won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), and three of his novel were shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.[3] Mo was also the recipient of the 1992 E. M. Forster Award.[4]

He self-publishes his books under the label "Paddleless Press".[5]




  1. ^ According to "Timothy Mo" in Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, (16 June 2004 update), some sources give his year of birth as 1953
  2. ^ Nick Rennison (2005). Contemporary British novelists. Routledge. pp. 101–3. ISBN 978-0-415-21709-5. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Timothy Mo British Council Literature". British Council. British Council. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "American Academy of Arts and Letters - Award Winners". American Academy of Arts and Letters. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Books by ISBN Paddleless Press

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