Ross Raisin



Ross Raisin is a British novelist. He was born in Keighley in Yorkshire, and after attending Bradford Grammar School he studied English at King's College London, which was followed by a period as a trainee wine bar manager and a postgraduate degree in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Raisin's debut novel God's Own Country (titled Out Backward in North America) was published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and won a Betty Trask Award. The novel focuses on Sam Marsdyke, a disturbed adolescent living in a harsh rural environment, and follows his journey from isolated oddity to outright insanity. Thomas Meaney in The Washington Post compared the nov
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Out Backward

3.50 avg rating — 1,257 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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A Natural

3.73 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 2017 — 13 editions
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Waterline

3.75 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Read This if You Want to Be...

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“there wasn't use trying to talk with a girl just because of something she'd said to me in a dream”
Ross Raisin, God's Own Country
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“This frequenting of the Empress every afternoon and sitting about the house like a pound of mince isnae helping anybody”
Ross Raisin, Waterline

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