Michael Frayn’s ingeniously comic art thriller about a young philosophy lecturer’s obsessive hunt for a missing masterpiece.
Michael Frayn was born in London and began his writing career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer.
His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His 17 plays range from the long-running West End farce Noises Off to the mysterious Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play. He is married to the writer Claire Tomalin.