Posted on 15th May 2013

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The Heart Broke In

James Meek is one of those perennially praised, never quite garlanded writers who must get thoroughly bored of reading how awful it is that he’s not better known and more successful. The Heart Broke In, his fifth novel, like those that came before, is built on the solid foundations of deeply satisfying plotting and precision-tooled prose….

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Heart Broke In

‘James Meek is surely the nearest thing the UK has to a John Irving. A supreme contemporary satirist as well as storyteller.’ Louise Doughty Novelist, Playwright & Critic Bec Shepherd is a scientist struggling to lead a good life Ritchie, her brother, is a TV star with skeletons in his closet Alex wants a family…

Posted on 20th October 2010

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Fiction Uncovered by… James Meek, novelist

Why can’t British fiction be as interesting as American, the tastemakers cry? Why can’t we write experimental fiction as well as the dead modernists? Why, when so many great novels are written by women, do men still occupy the highest level of what passes for a modern literary pantheon? Good questions. Along comes Jenny Turner…