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Born in Norwich in 1960, D . J. Taylor is a writer/critic with a career spanning over 35 years. He is the author of 12 novels, numerous non-fiction books and acclaimed biographies of Thackeray and George Orwell, for which he won the Whitbread Biography Prize in 2003. 

Following the discovery of new material, in 2023 he released a second biography of George Orwell, Orwell: The New Life, which was released in paperback in March 2024. 


A.N. Wilson,

Financial Times

One of the finest of our twenty-first century novelists.

 Hilary Mantel,

Sunday Times

Taylor is marking out a territory as distinct and disturbing as Graham Greene.

John Carey,

Sunday Times

Taylor is a strikingly versatile writer.

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