Jim Crace

Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (winner of the 1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Birmingham.


Harvest by Jim Crace wins the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

We’re thrilled that Jim Crace’s tenth novel, Harvest, has won the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. As well as being the world’s largest prize for a single novel, it is also special for the fact that the winner is chosen from nominations received from public libraries around the world. 

An interview with Jim Crace

An interview with Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (winner of the 1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and most recently the Booker shortlisted Harvest. In Quarantine, Crace's provocative retelling of Jesus' forty days in the desert, five travellers venture into the Judean wilderness in search of redemption. Instead, amidst the barren rocks, they are met by a dangerous man, Musa, and fall under his dark influence.

Praise for Jim Crace

Jim Crace's Quarantine won the Whitbread Novel in 1997 and his most recent effort, Harvest, has been nominated for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, receiving many plaudits. 

Extract: Harvest by Jim Crace

Extract: Harvest by Jim Crace

Over the course of seven days, Walter Thirsk sees his hamlet unmade: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, the new arrivals cruelly punished, and his neighbours held captive on suspicion of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of his story, and he will be the only man left to tell it . . .