Simon Mawer is author of ten novels and two non fiction books. The Glass Room, published by Little, Brown in January 2009, was on the Man Booker shortlist. His current novel is entitled Tightrope. The UK paperback and the e-book are out now. The US edition was published in November 2015.
is a genuinely great contemporary writer."
TIGHROPE is out in the UK, published by Little, Brown. Paperback, Abacus Book. The US edition is published by Other Press.
The official announcement has been made that the filming of The Glass Room will begin on 23 February 2018. Directed by Julius Ševcík and produced by Rudolf Biermann of InFilm Praha, it will star, amongst others, Carice van Houten. Here's Variety's announcement of the forthcoming production.
Tightrope, winner of the Walter Scott Prize 2016, is the postwar story of Marian Sutro, protagonist of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. Both books are published by Little, Brown in UK and Other Press in US
"...a sophisticated, deviously constructed story..." Nick Rennison, writing in the Sunday Times.
"Tightrope is gripping stuff, with a sinuous plot and some haunting bedroom scenes." Mail on Sunday.
"Mawer blows the dust off the history and makes it matter as you read." Allan Massie in The Scotsman.
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky - the story of Marian Sutro's wartime experience with the Resistance in France.
"...I cannot fault his story-telling; I read late into the night and cried a little when I was done." Guardian
Mendel's Dwarf - in the last 10 for the Booker Prize in 1998
Now reissued by Abacus Books (July 2011)
The Glass Room - Shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Wingate Prize
published in January 2009 by Little, Brown.
"...Mawer’s control of his themes of language, desire, memory and the power of place is extraordinary..." The Daily Telegraph.
"...a thing of extraordinary beauty and symmetry." The Guardian
Previous Titles include:
Tightrope (Abacus paperback, 2016)
Tightrope (Little, Brown hardback, 2015)
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky (Abacus paperback, May 2013)
Trapeze, May 2012
"Mawer’s control of his themes of language, desire, memory and the power of place is extraordinary." Daily Telegraph on The Glass Room.
"Here we have another gifted British writer of idea-driven fiction, deserving of mention alongside Iris Murdoch, William Boyd, and Michael Frayn." Atlantic Monthly
"Mawer is a writer of remarkable gifts." The Scotsman
"...a breathtakingly subtle literary style