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True Stories and Other Essays

  • Golden Hare Books 68 Saint Stephen Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom (map)

For twenty years Francis Spufford wrote very novelistic non-fiction, and in 2016 won the Costa, Ondaatje and Desmond Elliot Prize for his first novel Golden Hill, a piece of fiction steeped in fact. Francis discusses his most recent book, the essay collection True Stories, which reflects on different kinds of storytelling.


“This career-spanning collection – covering books, religion, technology, musings on Antarctica – makes us consider the world anew.”
-- Anita Sethi, Observer

About Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford is senior lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is author of several highly praised books of non-fiction, and his novel, Golden Hill, won the Costa First Novel Prize in 2017. He lives in Ely, UK.