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James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. He worked as a reporter for 20 years, and won several awards for his work, including reports on Guantánamo Bay and from Iraq. He continues to contribute to The Guardian, the London Review of Books and Granta.

He lived in Russia and Ukraine from 1991-99 and now lives in London.

He has published two books of short stories: Last Orders (1992); and The Museum of Doubt (2000). His three novels are: Drivetime (1995); McFarlane Boils the Sea (1989); and most recently, The People's Act of Love (2005), set in Siberia during the Russian Revolution. This book won the 2006 Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and the 2006 Ondaatje Prize. 

A fourth novel, We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, was published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award

Bibliography

McFarlane Boils the Sea   Polygon, 1989

Last Orders   Polygon, 1992

Drivetime   Polygon, 1995

The Museum of Doubt   Rebel Inc, 2000

The People's Act of Love   Canongate, 2005

We Are Now Beginning Our Descent   Canongate, 2007

Prizes and awards

2001   Macmillan Silver Pen Award   (shortlist)   The Museum of Doubt

2006   Ondaatje Prize   The People's Act of Love

2006   Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award   (shortlist)   The People's Act of Love

2006   Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award   The People's Act of Love

2008 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award We Are Now Beginning Our Descent

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