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Writers in Context: James Miller

Date:06 October 2010, 4:00pm to
06 October 2010, 6:00pm
Location:JG1003 Penrhyn Road Campus

Series: Writers In Context
Time: 4-6 pm
Host: Todd Swift
Speaker: James Miller

James Miller was born in London in 1976 and educated at Oxford University, University College London and King's College London. His debut novel, LOST BOYS, described as 'Peter Pan meets the War on Terror' was selected by Time Out as one of the best books of 2008. The Guardian said: "As a pitch for the long-awaited Big Novel on the psychosocial deformations of Iraq and the war on terror, it knocks the imaginative spots off (McEwan's) Saturday. You will stay haunted for days by the image of a London in which prepubescent, middle-class young Wasps start to disappear of their own free will to join a mysterious, global and murderous anti-western insurgency.' His second novel, SUNSHINE STATE, a bold reworking of Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' set in a near future United States ravaged by climate change and dominated by religious extremists, was published earlier this year to further controversy. Miller's work plays with genre and form to explore the darker forces operating beneath the rational and progressive facade of Western society. Miller has spoken at numerous literary events, including the Edinburgh book festival and this November will be appearing at the Ace Stories festival in Brighton.

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