About this book
Trade paperback. A debut novel by a previously unknown author, which was acquired in a hotly contested, 12-publisher auction. The rights have been sold all over the world, and Kelman has appeared on Radio 4's "Today Programme" and BBC2's "Newsnight". It will be a "Book At Bedtime" on Radio 4, and there will be a major serial, with full media coverage and outdoor advertising. Partly inspired by the Damilola Taylor case, it's narrated by a funny and idiosyncratic 11 year old Ghanain boy, Harri, who lives in inner-city London and gets caught up in gang warfare. Humorous and heartbreaking.
Deeply funny, moving, idiosyncratic and unforgettable, Pigeon English introduces a major new literary talent