Sebastian Faulks

John Saturnall's Feast; Merivel: A Man of His Time; A Possible Life

John Saturnall's Feast; Merivel: A Man of His Time; A Possible Life

Lawrence Norfolk writes strange, ambitious and curiously entertaining literary fiction. His debut, Lemprière's Dictionary, began a trend for historical stories (in that case inspired by the creation of an 18th-century lexicon of mythology) told through labyrinthine narratives and lashings of lavish language. 

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:44pm


Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (read by Peter Firth) Random House Audio (audiobook)

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (read by Toby Stephens) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook)

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Devil May Care

Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks Penguin, HK$114

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Human Traces

Human Traces

by Sebastian Faulks

Vintage, HK$128

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The Kaiser's Last Kiss

The Kaiser's Last Kiss

by Alan Judd

Harper Perennial $90

5 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Disappointing end to trilogy

A masterpiece is, by definition, a difficult act to follow. In the case of Sebastian Faulks, the final instalment in his French trilogy was always going to have a hard time measuring up to the sublime, luminous prose of Birdsong.

27 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Blood, mud and tears

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Hutchinson $170 NO Booker or Whitbread Prizes came the way of Sebastian Faulks last year. But Birdsong, to judge from the way it relentlessly cropped up in the British critics' choices of the year, was probably the one that got away.

1 Jan 1994 - 12:00am