Howard Cunnell's most recent novel is The Painter's Friend (Picador, 2021), described as 'matchless...exquisitely beautiful' and 'one of the books of the year' (Irish Times). His 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. His novel The Sea on Fire (Picador, 2012), 'maps new noir territory' (Guardian), and draws from his life as a dive guide and scuba instructor. Howard Cunnell 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.' He lives in Sussex.


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