Chris Cleave, novelist and columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London, reads from Little Bee, to be released in paperback February 16, 2010. Booksigning to follow.
"There are books that make you think, and books that make you feel. Then there are those that do both. Little Bee not only does this, but does it on a level beyond high. This book just about tore my heart out, and the twisting, turning, edge-of-your-seat one moment then sighing-with-relief the next ending left me staring blankly at the last page, trying to process it all. Its parts are great -- immigration, identity, love, loss, family, atrocity, hope, despair -- but the sum is so much greater. What I can tell you is that this book will shift your perspectives, tickle your funny bone, light up dark corners of society, then pull you into further darkness before finding the light again." --Jenn Northington
Cleave's debut novel Incendiary won a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Little Bee is Chris Cleave's second novel.
Chris Cleave has been a barman, a long-distance sailor, a teacher of marine navigation, an internet pioneer and a journalist. He is 35 and only 5′7″ tall. He lives in London with his French wife and two mischievous Anglo-French children.