CHRIS CLEAVE is a columnist for "The Guardian" in London. His first novel, "Incendiary," was published in 20 countries, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His second novel, "Little Bee," was a "New York Times" bestseller and was shortlisted for the Costa Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. In Canada, it was a national bestseller, and a reader and book club favourite. His third novel, "Gold," was also a bestseller and received wide critical acclaim. Chris Cleave lives in London with his French wife and three mischievous Anglo-French children. The author lives in London, UK.
Praise for" Little Bee"
"A raw look at vulnerability, accountability and survival." "--Chatelaine"
"An immensely readable and moving second novel. . . . Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers' conceptions of civility, of ethical choice . . . The character and voice of Little Bee reveal Cleave at his finest. . . . An affecting story of human triumph." "--The New York Times Book Review"
"Cleave has a Zola-esque ability to write big and deeply. . . . [He] makes the reader think about political issues and care about his characters." "--Calgary Herald"
"Enthralling." "--The Globe and Mail""