John Niven

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John Niven

Biography

Scottish-born author John Niven broke through with his first novel, Kill Your Friends. It is the story of A&R man Steven Stelfox and the darkly-satirical representation of the music industry. The book has been compared to American Psycho, called 'possibly the best British Novel since Trainspotting' and a feature film is due to be adapted directed by Owen Harris with a script written by John Niven.

With Cold Hands Niven turned his hand deftly to the typical crime format. Set in the bleak wilderness of central Canada, Donnie Miller finds his past coming back to haunt him and his family.

Reading a John Niven novel is not for the faint-hearted. Drink, drugs and sex are a mainstay of his fiction with many of his protagonists abusing ludicrous amounts of all three. Alongside Kill Your Friends' Stelfox, Straight White Male's Kennedy Marr is a womanising, heavy-drinking, highly literate author and LA script doctor with a similar appetite for big spending - although he is admittedly less psychotic than Stelfox.

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Kill Your Friends

Kill Your Friends

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It's not dog-eat-dog around here...it's dog-gang-rapes-dog-then-tortures-him-for-five-days-before-burying-him-alive-and-taking-out-every-motherfucker-the-dog-has-ever-known. Meet Steven Stelfox. London 1997: New Labour is sweeping into...
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Kill Your Friends (Paperback)

by John Niven

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 05/02/2009
Publisher: Vintage

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The Amateurs

The Amateurs (Paperback)

by John Niven

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Vintage

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Gary is a sweet and decent man. Only two things would improve his life - having children with his gorgeous wife Pauline, and a lower golf handicap.... Read more

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The Second Coming

The Second Coming (Paperback)

by John Niven

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Vintage

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God takes a look at the Earth around the time of the Renaissance and everything looks pretty good - so he takes a holiday. In Heaven-time this is... Read more

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Cold Hands

Cold Hands (Paperback)

by John Niven

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 21/11/2013
Publisher: Vintage

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You thought you could leave the past behind. Think again. Donnie Miller counts himself lucky. Living in a beautiful, spacious house in the wild and... Read more

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Straight White Male

Straight White Male (Hardback)

by John Niven

Format: Hardback 384 pages
Published: 15/08/2013
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd

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Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink hard, write hard and... Read more

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