James Buchan is a freelance writer who lives with his family in Norfolk. His novels have won major literary awards, including the Whitbread First Novel Award for A Parish of Rich Women and The Guardian Fiction Prize for Heart's Journey in Winter, and have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. His latest novel, The Gate of Air, was nominated for the 2009 Ondaatje Prize.
Combines deft broad strokes with intricate details, shading in apparent dry subjects with innumerable and delightful anecdotes. -The Economist