Paul Bailey was born in London. He was the first recipient of the E.M. Forster Award and won the George Orwell Prize for his essay The Limitations of Despair.

His novels include At the Jerusalem (1967), which won the Somerset Maugham Award, Trespasses (1970), A Distant Likeness (1973), Peter Smart’s Confessions (1977), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Old Soldiers (1980) and Sugar Cane (1993)

Paul Bailey

All nominated books

Peter Smart's Confessions
Gabriel's Lament