Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. Two of his short stories have been published in the Paris Review, one of which was nominated for a National Magazine Award and is also included in the O.Henry Prize Stories 2009. Sleeper's Wake is Alistair Morgan's first novel. He lives in Cape Town.
'An exquisitely realised and remarkably assured piece of fiction which marks the arrival of a singular new talent' Sunday Herald 'Not in a very long time have I read something that gripped me so intensely - Quite a tour de force - I often felt like scribbling Bravo!A" in the margin' Andre Brink 'Alistair Morgan grips the reader from the very first line - Literary fiction with the pace of a thriller, this outstanding first novel marks the arrival of an exciting new writer' Irish Examiner 'A serious, harrowing read - Morgan evokes the intensity of the situation brilliantly, making Sleeper's Wake a sombre but gripping experience' Herald 'The spare, unstinting prose and bleak landscape recall Coetzee, as does the single-minded masculinity of the drama' Guardian 'This deeply affecting debut novel, garlanded with praise from Andre Brink, has a voice distinctively its own, each sore word, uttered from the depths of mourning, earning its keep' New Statesman