Jim Crace

Nature has the last say, it takes us back and greens us up again.

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Jim Crace is an award-winning British writer and novelist of Continent (1986, Whitbread First Novel of the Year Award); Quarantine (1997, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize); Being Dead (1999, winner of National Book Critics Circle Award); and Harvest, 2013, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was also shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

In 1992 he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters E.M. Forster Award and, in 2014, the Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel is The Melody.

Storytelling is our Trojan horse, allowing us to smuggle into our hearts some solace in the face of death.