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Francis Spufford



Francis Spufford is the author of five highly praised books of nonfiction. His first book, I May Be Some Time, won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize, and a Somerset Maugham Award. It was followed by The Child That Books BuiltBackroom BoysRed Plenty (which was translated into nine languages), and most recently, Unapologetic. His first novel, Golden Hill, won the Costa First Novel Award. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge. His most recent novel is Light Perpetual.

Francis Spufford Books

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Cahokia Jazz

Francis Spufford
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Growing Up Weightless

John M. Ford
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Light Perpetual

Francis Spufford
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Three Californias

Kim Stanley Robinson
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Golden Hill

Francis Spufford
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Francis Spufford
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Red Plenty

Francis Spufford
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