Sebastian Faulks

The author of Birdsong...

Sebastian Faulks

Biography

Date of birth: 20 April 1953

Sebastian Faulks is the son of a decorated soldier, Peter Faulks, and is widely known for writing his bestselling narrative set before and during World War I, Birdsong. He has been a teacher and journalist before becoming a full time writer.

Faulks' first novel, A Trick of the Light, was published in 1984 and his second, The Girl at the Lion D'or, was published in 1989. In 1993 he published Birdsong and became a household name.

Faulks has published two novels carrying on the legacy of past writers. In 2008 he wrote a new edition to the James Bond canon in Devil May Care and his most recent book, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a modern pastiche of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster novels.

Book and writing awards

British Book Awards Author of the Year 1994, Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire "For services to Literature" in 2002 and British Book Awards Popular Fiction Award 2009 (Devil May Care).

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Joanne Harris, Pat Barker and Martin Amis.

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Read more on the Waterstones blog

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"Middle age is like going down the Cresta Run" - Sebastian Faulks - 1st January 2014

Bringing Wodehouse to a new generation - 1st November 2013

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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

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This is a gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse's much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate. Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes,...
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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (Hardback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Hardback 272 pages
Published: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Hutchinson

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This is a gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse's much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the... Read more

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A Possible Life

A Possible Life (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Vintage

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4 out of 5

From the author of Birdsong and A Week in December comes a dazzling new Sunday Times bestseller. Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War... Read more

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A Week in December

A Week in December (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 02/09/2010
Publisher: Vintage

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2 out of 5

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager... Read more

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Devil May Care

Devil May Care (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 28/05/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Bond is back. With a vengeance. M has summoned agent 007 to London. It's the swinging Sixties and a flood of narcotics is pouring into Britain.... Read more

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Faulks on Fiction

Faulks on Fiction (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 01/09/2011
Publisher: BBC Books

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Ever since "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can... Read more

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A Week in December

A Week in December (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 02/09/2010
Publisher: Vintage

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2 out of 5

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager... Read more

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Engleby

Engleby (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 27/03/2008
Publisher: Vintage

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Mike Engleby has a secret...This is the story of Mike Engleby, a working-class boy who wins a place at an esteemed English university. But with the... Read more

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Pistache

Pistache (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 112 pages
Published: 03/06/2010
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd

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3 out of 5

The work pistache (pis-tash) means a friendly spoof or parody of another's work. [Derivation uncertain, possibly a cross between pastiche and... Read more

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Human Traces (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 800 pages
Published: 06/07/2006
Publisher: Vintage

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As young boys both Jacques Rebiere and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind. As psychiatrists, their quest... Read more

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Birdsong - Vintage War 7

Birdsong - Vintage War 7 (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 04/01/2007
Publisher: Vintage

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Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a... Read more

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Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 01/05/1999
Publisher: Vintage

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In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young scottish woman, goes to Occupied France on a dual mission - officially, to run an apparently simple errand for a... Read more

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On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin Street (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 27/05/2002
Publisher: Vintage

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America, 1959. With two young children she adores, loving parents back in London, and an admired husband, Charlie, working at the British embassy in... Read more

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The Girl at the Lion d'Or

The Girl at the Lion d'Or (Paperback)

by Sebastian Faulks

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
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A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the... Read more

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