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Ben Markovits

Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of eight previous novels: Playing Days, Either Side of Winter, Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment, Childish Loves, A Weekend In New York, The Syme Papers, and You Don’t Have to Live Like This, which won the 2015 James Tait Black Prize. He has written essays, stories, poetry and reviews for the Guardian, Granta, the Paris Review and the New York Times, among other publications. In 2013, Granta selected him as one of their Best of Young British Novelists and in 2015 he won the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award. He lives in London and teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. A Weekend in New York was longlisted for the JQ Wingate Prize. Christmas in Austin will be published in November 2019 by Faber & Faber in the UK.

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