Henry Shukman has worked as a trombonist, a trawlerman and a travel writer. His fiction has won an Arts Council Award and has been a finalist for the O. Henry Award. His first poetry collection, In Dr. No's Garden, won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was a Book of the Year in The Times (London) and The Guardian. He lives in New Mexico.
"Immensely entertaining."--The New York Times Book Review"Fearless, brilliantly realized. . . . Henry Shukman is a gifted writer." --The Los Angeles Times"A comic gem. . . . The tropical setting, simultaneously gorgeous and debilitating, is expertly evoked."--The Independent"Shukman's writing is what marks him out. He's superb, like Conrad on speed." --Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland