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Jonathan Coe
Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres FRSL

Award-winning novelist, biographer, critic and script-writer. Jonathan is also the author of some short stories, many essays and a wide range of journalism.

Books include:
  THE ACCIDENTAL WOMAN
    UK: Duckworth 1987; Sceptre 1989; reissued by Penguin 2000
France: Gallimard; Italy: Feltrinelli; Latvia: AGB;
Russia: Phantom Press - reissued by Exmo
  A TOUCH OF LOVE
   

UK: Duckworth 1989; Sceptre 1990; reissued by Penguin 2000
Czech Republic: Aurora; France: Le Rocher & Gallimard folio;
Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Italy: Feltrinelli;
Russia: Phantom Press - reissued by Exmo

  THE DWARVES OF DEATH
    UK: Fourth Estate 1990; Sceptre 1991; reissued by Penguin 2001
France: Gallimard; Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Greece: Polis; Holland: Unieboek; Italy: Feltrinelli; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Spain: Zoela
Filmed by Scala Productions as FIVE SECONDS TO SPARE, 2000
  WHAT A CARVE UP!
   

UK: Winner of the 1995 Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
France: Winner of the 1996 Prix de Meilleur Livre Étranger

UK: Viking 1994; Penguin 1995
USA: Knopf 1995; Vintage 1996
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; Croatia: VBZ; Denmark: Munksgaard-Rosinante; France: Gallimard; Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Greece: Polis; Holland: de Bezige Bij;
Italy: Feltrinelli; Norway: Pax; Poland: Amber; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom;
Russia: Phantom Press - reissued by Exmo; Serbia: Alfa Narodna Knjiga;
Spain: Anagrama; Sweden: Wahlstrom & Widstrand;
Turkey: E Yayinlari - reissued by Habitus Kitap
Abridged audio rights: Penguin UK - abridged edition read by Colin Buchanan
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Alex Jennings & Jeff Rawle
Dramatised for radio by Tiger Aspect Productions on BBC 4, 2005
Film and TV rights: under option

  THE HOUSE OF SLEEP
   

UK: Winner of the 1997 Writers Guild Award for best novel
France: Winner of the 1998 Prix de Médicis Étranger
2004 Prix Européen Des Jeunes Lecteurs

UK: Viking 1997; Penguin 1998
USA: Knopf 1998; Vintage 1999
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; Bulgaria: Colibri; Czech Republic: Euromedia; Denmark: Munksgaard-Rosinante; Finland: Tammi; France: Gallimard;
Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Greece: Polis; Holland: Querido; Israel: Miskal; Italy: Feltrinelli; Lithuania: Pasvires Pasaulis; Norway: Pax; Poland: Proszynski; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Serbia: Alfa Narodna Knjiga; Spain: Anagrama (Galicia: Novovinilo Edicións); Sweden: Wahlstrom & Widstrand; Taiwan: Business Weekly Publications; Turkey: AD Kitapcilik - reissued by E Yayinlari
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Simon Shepherd

  THE ROTTERS' CLUB
   

UK: Winner of the 2001 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize
2004 Premio Arzobispo San Clemente Prize

UK: Viking 2001; Penguin 2002
USA: Knopf 2002; Vintage 2003
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; Czech Republic: Euromedia; Denmark: Rosinante; Finland: Tammi; France: Gallimard - and in an omnibus edition with The Closed Circle under the title Les Enfants de Longbridge; Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Greece: Polis;
Holland: de Bezige Bij; Hungary: Ulpius-ház; Israel: Miskal; Italy: Feltrinelli; Norway: Pax; Poland: Editions Noir sur Blanc; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Serbia: Alfa Narodna Knjiga; Spain: Anagrama;
Turkey: E Yayinlari - reissued by Habitus Kitap
Abridged audio rights: Penguin - abridged edition read by Jeff Rawle
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Colin Buchanan
Dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in 2003
Televised on BBC 2 in 2005
Adapted for the stage by Richard Cameron: The Birmingham Rep, April 2016

  THE CLOSED CIRCLE
    A companion novel to THE ROTTERS' CLUB
UK: Viking 2004; Penguin 2005
USA: Knopf 2005; Vintage 2006
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; Finland: Tammi; France: Gallimard - and in an omnibus edition with The Rotters’ Club under the title Les Enfants de Longbridge;
Germany: Piper - ebook, Edel; Greece: Polis; Holland: de Bezige Bij; Italy: Feltrinelli; Poland: Editions Noir sur Blanc; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Serbia: Alfa Narodna Knjiga; Spain: Anagram;
Turkey: Habitus Kitap
Abridged audio rights: Penguin - abridged edition read by Jeff Rawle
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Colin Buchanan
Radio: Book at Bedtime, BBC Radio 4, October 2004
  THE RAIN BEFORE IT FALLS
   

France: Winner of the 2010 Prix de l'Europe de la Médiathèque de Bussy Saint-Georges
UK: Viking 2007; Penguin 2008; large print, Isis
USA: Knopf 2008; Vintage 2009; large print, Isis
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; France: Gallimard; Germany: DVA; Greece: Polis; Holland: de Bezige Bij; Italy: Feltrinelli; Portugal: Asa;
Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Spain: Anagrama;
Turkey: E Yayinlari
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Jenny Agutter

  THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM
   

UK: Viking 2010; Penguin 2011; large print, AudioGo
USA: Knopf 2011; Vintage 2012
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; China: Beijing Wen Tong Tian Xia Book Company;
France: Gallimard; Germany: DVA (abridged audio: Jumbo Medien); Greece: Polis; Holland: de Bezige Bij; Israel: Keter; Italy: Feltrinelli; Portugal: Asa;
Romania: Polirom; Russia: Phantom Press; Spain: Anagrama;
Turkey: E Yayinlari - reissued by Habitus Kitap
Unabridged audio rights: Audible - unabridged edition read by Colin Buchanan
Filmed in 2015 by Karé Productions as La Vie Très Privée de Monsieur Sim
(Directed & written by Michel Leclerc; starring Jean-Pierre Bacri)

  EXPO 58
   

Longlisted for the 2015 International Impac Dublin Literary Award
UK: Viking 2013; Penguin 2014
USA: Little A, Amazon Publishing
Brazil: Distribuidora Record; France: Gallimard; Germany: DVA; Greece: Polis;
Holland: de Bezige Bij; Italy: Feltrinelli; Portugal: Asa; Romania: Polirom;
Russia: Exmo; Spain: Anagrama; Turkey: Habitus Kitap
Audio: Penguin (UK) & Amazon (USA):
UK edition read by Julian Rhind-Tutt; USA edition read by Napoleon Ryan
Radio: Book at Bedtime, BBC Radio 4, September 2013

  NUMBER 11 or Tales that Witness Madness
   

Longlisted for the 2017 Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award
UK: Viking 2015; Penguin 2016
USA: Knopf 2017; Vintage 2018
France: Gallimard; Germany: Folio Verlag; Greece: Polis; Holland: de Bezige Bij;
Italy: Feltrinelli; Poland: Editions Noir sur Blanc; Russia: Phantom Press;
Spain: Anagrama; Turkey: Habitus Kitap
Audio rights: Penguin - unabridged edition read by Rory Kinnear & Jessica Hynes
TV rights: under option

  LIKE A FIERY ELEPHANT: The Story of B. S. Johnson
    The authorised biography
Winner of the 2005 BBC 4 Samuel Johnson Prize
UK: Picador 2004
USA: Continuum
France: Quidam Editeur; Holland: Querido; Italy: Feltrinelli
  WELL DONE GOD! Selected Prose and Drama of B. S. Johnson
    As editor with Philip Tew & Julia Jordan
UK: Picador 2013
  HUMPHREY BOGART
    UK: Bloomsbury 1991
USA: Grove Weidenfeld
France: Cahiers du Cinéma; Germany: Heyne; Italy: Feltrinelli; Spain: La Mascara
  JAMES STEWART
    UK: Bloomsbury 1994
USA: Arcade
France: Cahiers du Cinéma; Germany: Heyne; Italy: Gremese
  9th & 13th
    Collected short pieces
UK: Penguin 2005
France: Gallimard
  THE BROKEN MIRROR
    With illustrations by Chiara Coccorese
World English language: Unbound Books 2017
Brazil: Record; France: Gallimard; Greece: Polis; Holland: Cargo; Italy: Feltrinelli
  THE STORY OF GULLIVER (Save the Story Series)
    With illustrations by Sara Oddi
UK: Pushkin Children's Books 2013 - Audiobook, WF Howes
USA: McSweeney's
Brazil: Galera Record; Bulgaria: Ciela; China: Horizon Media; Greece: Patakis;
Hungary: Kolibri; Israel: Books in the Attic; Italy: Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso;
Portugal: Objectiva Alfaguara; Romania: Curtea Veche; Russia: Corpus;
Spain: Anagrama; Turkey: Domingo
  PENTATONIC: A Story of Music
    With music by Danny Manners
UK: Penguin ebook & audio book, narrated by Jonathan Coe, 2012
  MARGINAL NOTES, DOUBTFUL STATEMENTS: Non-Fiction 1990 - 2013
    UK: Penguin ebook 2013
France: Gallimard; Italy: Feltrinelli
  LOGGERHEADS AND OTHER STORIES
    UK: Penguin ebook 2014
Holland: de Bezige Bij; Italy: Feltrinelli

Jonathan Coe has his own website at: http://www.jonathancoewriter.com/

Jonathan Coe on twitter: @jcoescrittore