Jonathan Coe Biography
Jonathan Coe was born on 19 August 1961 in Lickey, a suburb of south-west Birmingham. His father worked in the motor industry as a research physicist; his mother was a music and PE teacher. He has published nine novels, including The Rain Before It Falls, The Closed Circle, and The Rotter's Club.
Among Jonathan's awards are the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger for What a Carve Up in 1995, the Prix Médicis Étranger for The House of Sleep in 1998, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for The Rotters' Club in 2001, and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Like a Fiery Elephant in 2005. In 2004 he was made Chevalier l'Ordre des Arts and des Lettres.
His ninth novel, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, was published in the UK in May 2010. Jonathan lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
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This biography was last updated on 08/15/2010.
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