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   Michel Faber
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Biography
Michel Faber was born in the Netherlands in 1960. At the age of seven he moved to Australia, where he lived until 1992. He currently lives in the north of Scotland in an old railway station. Before achieving literary success, Faber worked as a nurse, a packer, a cleaning man and as a guinea pig for medical research. His first book, Under the Skin, was nominated for the Whitbread Prize, revealing his talent as an author. His books have now been translated in 22 countries. The Crimson Petal and the white became a publishing cause celebre in 2003 obtained great success. A contemporary novel that however has the charm of great 19th century stories in which Faber portrays an era and his characters with particular spontaneity and detail. The novel is the result of twenty years of research and took ten years to write. Columbia Pictures has bought the film rights. Slammerskin has been recently published in Italian by Einaudi.
 
Comments about him

"Words manage to express thing the body is unable to communicate. This is why this book [The crimson petal and the white] is even better than sex".
Time
"The Crimson Petal and the White is the most exciting book out this year. Faber has managed to brilliantly merge historical research and a plot that will keep you glued to the pages to the very end".
The Independent

"A book one cannot put down. The only thing to do is to abandon oneself to the most amazing of fiction’s pleasures".
The Times
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