Nicola Barker





Nicola Barker

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in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, The United Kingdom
March 30, 1966

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Nicola Barker is an English writer.
Nicola Barker’s eight previous novels include Darkmans (short-listed for the 2007 Man Booker and Ondaatje prizes, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize), Wide Open (winner of the 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Clear (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2004). She has also written two prize-winning collections of short stories, and her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in East London.


Average rating: 3.52 · 3,184 ratings · 491 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Darkmans (Thames Gateway, #3)
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,335 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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The Yips
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Wide Open (Thames Gateway, #1)
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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Clear: A Transparent Novel
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Burley Cross Postbox Theft
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Behindlings (Thames Gateway...
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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Five Miles From Outer Hope
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Three Button Trick and ...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Heading Inland
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Small Holdings
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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“Tattoos are a right of passage. They're a marker of bravery, of maturity, of cultural acceptance. The tattoo represents not only a willingness to accept pain - to endure it - but a need to actively embrace it. Because life is painful - beautiful but painful.......”
Nicola Barker, The Yips

“I dreamed I saw you dead in a place by the water. A ravaged place. All flat and empty and wide open. And you were covered in some kind of binding. Like a mummy. Something white and reflective, from head to toe. And the light shone on you. Oh, how it shone on you! It glanced off you, and it was like a pure, bright silver. The wind was singing. It sang: you have suffered enough. You have suffered enough. Then death came and he kissed you. Lightly. Gently. Upon the lips. There is nothing beyond, he whispered, only me, only me. There is nothing beyond. Only me.”
Nicola Barker, Wide Open

“You think it's all rather too "New Age" to be taken seriously, eh?'
'Not at all.'
'But it's an ancient discipline...'
'New Age disciplines invariably are,' Beede said, disparagingly, 'but in the modern world they lack context - we just pick them up and then toss them back down again, we consume them. They have no moral claim on us. No moral value. And without that they're rendered meaningless, fatuous, even.”
Nicola Barker, Darkmans

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