A Video Interview with James Wilson
James Wilson was born in Cambridge, educated at Oxford, and now lives in London and Normandy. He has written four previous novels: The Dark Clue (described by Allan Massie in The Scotsman as “wonderfully entertaining”, and by The Washington Post as “a stunning first novel”); The Bastard Boy (longlisted for the IMPAC Award); The Woman in the Picture (“multi-layered, deeply absorbing and entertaining” – The Times; “A superb achievement” – Kevin Brownlow); and Consolation (“an animated, haunting and surprisingly uplifting novel” – The Observer).
James has written several stage plays, and worked on a number of television projects, including the award-winning Savagery and the American Indian for BBC2. He is also the author of a critically-acclaimed work of narrative non-fiction, The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America, published by Picador in Britain and by Atlantic Monthly Press in America, which won a Myers Outstanding Book Award.