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biography

Howard Cunnell's acclaimed memoir Fathers and Sons (Picador, 2017) was read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week, and described as 'unique, and uniquely beautiful' (Financial Times); it explores his experiences as a fatherless man raising a transgender son. Cunnell's essays on Buddhism and masculinity have appeared in the Guardian and Lion's Roar; and sections of Sun Country, a narrative poem in progress, have been published by Tangerine Press. His novel The Sea on Fire (Picador, 2012) draws from Cunnell's life as a dive guide and scuba instructor. He has a PhD from the University of London, and is the contributing editor of Jack Kerouac's On the Road - The Original Scroll (Viking, 2007), which the New York Times called 'the living version for our time.' His third novel, The Painter's Friend, will be published by Picador in 2021.

 

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