Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. He has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France, and currently lives in Somerset. He is the author of six novels; his fiction has been translated into over 30 languages.
His new novel is The Crossing. Set in the present day, he sees a blossoming relationship between two young people brought together by a love of sailing. But the relationship between Maud, a pharmaceutical researcher, and Tim, a musician, is to be devastated by tragedy. As Tim’s family closes ranks around him, Maud embarks on an epic expiatory journey.
Praise for Andrew Miller:
‘Miller writes like a poet, with a deceptive simplicity – his sentences and images are intense distillations, conjuring the fleeting details of existence with clarity. He is also a very humane writer, whose philosophy is tempered always with an understanding of the flaws and failings of ordinary people’- Guardian
‘One of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind’ Sunday Times
‘A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts’ – Independent on Sunday
‘His startling sentences, both beautiful and distressing, can lodge themselves in your brain.’ – Daily Telegraph
‘A writer of astonishing gifts who peels his characters back to the quick with a language that never misses a note’ Irish Times