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Nineteen Eighty


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David Peace is the author of The Red Riding Quartet, GB84, The Damned Utd and Tokyo Year Zero. He was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best Young British Novelists, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and the French Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. He lives in Yorkshire, England.


"David Peace is the future of crime fiction. . . . A fantastic talent." --Ian Rankin

"[David Peace is] transforming the genre with passion and style." --George Pelecanos

"Peace has single-handedly established the genre of Yorkshire Noir, and mightily satisfying it is." --Yorkshire Post "Peace is a manic James Joyce of the crime novel . . . invoking the horror of grim lives, grim crimes, and grim times." --Sleazenation "A tour de force of crime fiction which confirms David Peace's reputation as one of the most important names in contemporary crime literature." --Crime Time "A compelling and devastating body of work that pushes Peace to the forefront of British writing." --Time Out "[Peace] exposes a side of life which most of us would prefer to ignore." --Daily Mail "A writer of immense talent and power. . . . If Northern Noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer." --The Times "Peace has found his own voice--full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence." --Uncut

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