A World of Other People by Steven Carroll ISBN:9780732291211

World of Other People by Steven Carroll

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Cinematic, intense and unflinching, A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a supremely life-affirming evocation of love in war time, when every decision, and every day, matters.

Joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award (with Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan), A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a life-affirming evocation of love in war time, when every decision, and every day, matters.

Set in 1941 during the Blitz, Steven Carroll’s cinematic new novel traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright young Londoner, finding her voice as a writer. Haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, the couple struggles to build a future free of society’s thin-lipped disapproval. Iris shares rooftop firewatching duties with the poet tS Eliot, who unwittingly seals their fate with his famous verse ‘Little Gidding’.

Miles Franklin Award-winning author Steven Carroll has produced a delicate yet unflinching piece of historical fiction that captures quiet romance in the midst of great unrest.

A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE is a companion novel to Carroll’s earlier novel THE LOST LIFE.

‘This is a memorable book; a moving love story, and a troubled reflection on the relationship between war and words … Carroll has created, with delightful ingenuity, a rich and layered work.’ The Weekend Australian


About the Author: Steven Carroll is the multi-award winning author of fifteen novels including A World of Other People (2013), which was the joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, and The Time We Have Taken (2007), which was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the SE Asia and Pacific Region and the Miles Franklin Award in 2008. Forever Young (2015) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2016. A New England Affair (2017) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2018 and The Year of the Beast (2019) was longlisted for the 2020 Voss Literary Prize. His most recent novel, Goodnight, Vivienne, Goodnight was longlisted for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize and for the 2023 Voss Literary Prize.

Steven lives in Melbourne with his partner, the author Fiona Capp, and their son.

25 May 2015
 

Additional information

Format

Paperback / softback

Genre

Second World War fiction

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9780732291211

Publication Date

25 May 2015

A World of Other People by Steven Carroll ISBN 9780732291211

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