Michel Faber Biography
Michel Faber was born in Holland. He moved with his family to Australia in
1967 and has lived in Scotland since 1992. His short story 'Fish' won the
Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1996 and is
included in his first collection of short stories, Some Rain Must Fall and
Other Stories (1998), winner of the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of
the Year Award.
His first novel, Under the Skin (2000), was shortlisted for the Whitbread
First Novel Award. He has also won the Neil Gunn Prize and an Ian St James
Other fiction includes The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (1999) and
The Courage Consort (2002), The Crimson Petal and the White (2002).
His collection of stories, The Apple (2006) continues the tale of some
of the characters from The Crimson Petal and the White. A further
collection of short stories, Vanilla Bright Like Eminem was published
in 2007. A further novel, The Fire Gospel, was published in the UK
in 2008 and the USA in January 2009.
This biography was last updated on 12/28/2008.
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