Jim Crace





Jim Crace


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in Hertfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
March 01, 1946

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James "Jim" Crace is an award-winning English writer. His novel Quarantine, won the Whitbread Novel award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Harvest won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Crace grew up in Forty Hill, an area at the far northern point of Greater London, close to Enfield where Crace attended Enfield Grammar School. He studied for a degree at the Birmingham College of Commerce (now part of Birmingham City University), where he was enrolled as an external student of the University of London. After securing a BA (Hons) in English Literature in 1968, he travelled overseas with the UK organization Voluntary Services Overseas (V
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Average rating: 3.63 · 15,993 ratings · 2,009 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Harvest

3.62 avg rating — 5,463 ratings — published 2013 — 26 editions
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Being Dead

3.69 avg rating — 3,546 ratings — published 1999 — 25 editions
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Quarantine

3.69 avg rating — 2,533 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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The Pesthouse

3.48 avg rating — 1,973 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Devil's Larder

3.81 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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The Gift of Stones

3.79 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 1988 — 17 editions
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Arcadia

3.51 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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Continent

3.58 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1986 — 17 editions
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Signals of Distress: A Novel

3.76 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 1994 — 16 editions
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All That Follows

2.94 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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“There's solace in the thought that I will never finish missing her.”
Jim Crace, Harvest

“There is no remedy for death--or birth--except to hug the spaces in between. Live loud. Live wide. Live tall.”
Jim Crace, Being Dead

“...crushed between the fears of going forward and the dread of going back.”
Jim Crace, The Pesthouse

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