Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of a dozen books, including Continent, winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize.
His book Quarantine was the 1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Being Dead won the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award. Harvest was shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize and won both the International Dublin Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Jim Crace lives in Worcestershire.