Simon Mawer is author of eleven novels and two non fiction books. The Glass Room, published by Little, Brown in January 2009, was on the Man Booker shortlist. His new novel is entitled Prague Spring.

"Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer."
Simon Schama in the Financial Times

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Current Titles:

PRAGUE SPRING is published by Little, Brown in UK and Other Press in the US.

"Superbly written, poignant and polished, this story will haunt you" The Sunday Mirror

"as good as anything Simon Mawer has written; which means it is very good indeed." Allan Massie in the Scotsman

The Glass Room Film

The filming of The Glass Room took place during the first six months of 2018. Directed by Julius Ševcík and produced by Rudolf Biermann of InFilm Praha, it stars, amongst others, Carice van Houten, Hanna Allström, and Claes Bang. See the website, including the trailer, here. The premiere is scheduled for 12 March 2019


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

Read reviews of The Glass Room here. Watch an interview and reading from the book here.

Previous Titles include:

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky (Trapeze in the US)






find out more about Prague Spring

Prague Spring (Little, Brown, 2018)


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 ..."
The Boston Globe

Simon Mawer 2008 - 2018. This website is written and maintained by the author.