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The Pier Falls

The Pier Falls( )
Author: Haddon, Mark
ISBN:978-1-910702-18-5
Publication Date:May 2016
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

'He writes with the craft of Julian Barnes or, even, Truman Capote.' The Times A Spectator Book of the Year An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A seaside pier collapses. A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.3 x 21.1 x 2.5 cm
Book Weight:0.35 Kilograms
Author Biography
Haddon, Mark (Author)
Author and screenwriter Mark Haddon was born in Northampton, U.K. in 1962. He received a B.A. in English from Merton College and a MSc in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Since 1996, he has worked on numerous television projects. He has won two BAFTAs and The Royal Television Society Best Children's Drama for Microsoap, which he created and wrote 12 out of 25 episodes. He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaption of Fungus the Bogeyman.

He has written fifteen children's books including the Agent Z series. In 1994, he was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize for The Real Porky Philips. He won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which provides a realistic insight into what it is like to have autism. He currently lives in Oxford with his family. He was runner-up for the BBC National Short Story Award with his title 'Bunny'.

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