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Annalena McAfee
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Annalena McAfee was born in London and worked in newspapers for more than three decades. She was arts and literary editor of the Financial Times and founded the Guardian Review, which she edited for six years. She is the author of eight children’s books and has edited a collection of literary profiles, Lives and Works. She has been a judge of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the South Bank Show Awards, and the Ben Pimlott Prize for political writing. She lives in London with her husband, the writer Ian McEwan.

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The Spoiler

Written by Annalena McAfee


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $15.95

A deft and impressive debut novel—a dark hyper-comedy—set in London in the late 1990s during the height of the newspaper wars just before the dot-com tidal wave.

Honor Tait, a legendary prize-winning war correspondent (called in her day "The Newsroom Dietrich" because of her luminescent beauty) is now in her eighties and... Read more >
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The Spoiler

Written by Annalena McAfee


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

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