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Ancestry (Little Brown, UK, 2022; Other Press, USA, 2022)

Prague Spring (Little Brown, UK, 2018; Other Press, USA, 2018)

Tightrope (Little Brown, UK, 2015; Other Press USA, 2015)

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky (Little Brown, UK, 2012) published as Trapeze in the US (Other Press, 2012)

The Glass Room (Little, Brown, UK, 2009; Other Press, USA, 2009)

Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics (Harry N Abrams, USA, 2006)

Swimming to Ithaca (Little Brown, UK, 2006)

The Fall (Little, Brown in USA & UK, 2003)

The Gospel of Judas (Little, Brown, UK, 2000; Little, Brown USA, 2001)

Mendel's Dwarf (Transworld, UK, 1997; Harmony, USA, 1998; Abacus, UK, 2011)

A Jealous God (Andre Deutsch, UK, 1996)

The Bitter Cross (Sinclair-Stevenson, UK, 1992)

A Place in Italy (Sinclair-Stevenson, UK, 1992)

Chimera (Hamish Hamilton, UK, 1989)


Prizes won (and 'almost' won!):


CHIMERA in 1990 won the first ever McKitterick Prize for First Novels by authors aged 40 or over.


MENDEL'S DWARF was in the final ten of the Booker Prize in 1997 (before longlists and shortlists were ever published). In Italian translation it also won the Premio Scrivere per Amore, 1998.


THE FALL won the Boardman-Tasker Prize for mountaineering literature, 2003.


THE GLASS ROOM was shortlisted for both the Walter Scott Prize and the Booker Prize in 2009.


TIGHTROPE won the Walter Scott Prize in 2016.


ANCESTRY was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2023



Books in translation (this list is not complete - I've lost track!):

The Glass Room

Italian (Neri Pozza)

Dutch (Ambo Anthos)

Portuguese (Portugal) (Civilização Editora)

Czech (Kniha Zlin)

Portuguese (Brazil) (Editora Record)

Greek (Modern Times)

Chinese (Shanghai 99)

Norwegian (Dinamo Forlag)

Polish (Swiat Ksiaski)

Spanish (Tusquets Editores)

Croatian (Novela Media)

French (Éditions Cherche Midi)

The Fall

Polish (Swiat Ksiaski)
Portuguese (Portugal Editora Replicação)

The Gospel of Judas

Italian (pub. il Saggiatore) as il Vangelo di Giuda
French (Flammarion)
Dutch (De Bezige Bji)
Portuguese - Portugal (Editora Replicação)
Portuguese - Brazil (Ediouro)

Mendel's Dwarf

German by Knaus (Goldmann paperback) as Mendels Zwerg
Italy by Bompiani as Il Mondo di Benedict
France by Calmann-Levy as Le Nain de Mendel
Holland by Anthos as Mendels dwerg
Hebrew (Am Oved)
Portuguese (Portugal Editora Replicação)

The Bitter Cross

Portuguese (Portugal Editora Replicação)





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