Novelist Andrew Miller was born in 1960 in Bristol, England, and has lived and worked in several countries, including Spain, France, Holland and Japan.
He studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 1991 and finished a Ph.D. in Critical and Creative Writing at Lancaster University in 1995.
His first novel, Ingenious Pain, was published in 1997. It won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize. Set during the eighteenth century, it tells the story of surgeon James Dyer and his extraordinary inability to feel pain. It was followed by Casanova (1998), a fictional portrait of the infamous libertine and writer. Both novels are currently being adapted for film.
His next novel, Oxygen (2001), set in England in 1997, was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Novel Award. The book narrates two loosely connected narratives, those of a dying mother attended by her two sons and a Hungarian playwright living in Paris. The Optimists (2005), is the tale of a photojournalist who returns to Britain from Africa where he was involved in reporting on an atrocity.
His latest novels are One Morning Like a Bird (2008) and Pure (2011). Pure was the winner of the 2011 Costa Prize.
2011: Pure, Sceptre
2008: One Morning Like a Bird, Sceptre
2005: The Optimists, Sceptre
2001: Oxygen, Sceptre
1998: Casanova, Sceptre
1997: Ingenious Pain, Sceptre
2011: Costa Prize, Pure
2011: Costa Novel Award, Pure, shortlist
2001: Whitbread Novel Award, Oxygen, shortlist
2001: Booker Prize for Fiction, Oxygen, shortlist
1999: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Ingenious Pain
1997: Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy), Ingenious Pain
1997: James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction), Ingenious Pain