Jonathan CoeJonathan Coe
, born 1961
, is an English historical novelist and writer. His work usually has an underlying preoccupation with social issues, although this is often expressed humorously in the form of satire
. For example, What a Carve Up!
reworked the plot of an old 1960s spoof horror film of the same name, in the light of the perceived 'carve up' of Britain's resources which many felt went on during Margaret Thatcher
governments of the 1980s.
- The Accidental Woman
- A Touch of Love
- The Dwarves of Death
- What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize)
- The House of Sleep (winner of the Prix Médicis)
- The Rotters' Club (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize).