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 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 (VSO), working in Sudan. Two years later he r
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Harvest
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Being Dead
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Quarantine
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The Pesthouse
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The Devil's Larder
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The Gift Of Stones
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Signals of Distress: A Novel
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All That Follows
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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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