Alex Pheby was born in Essex and moved to Worcester in his early childhood. He currently lives in London, where he teaches at the University of Greenwich. His first novel, Grace, was published in 2009 by Two Ravens Press. His second novel, Playthings—about the life of the Daniel Paul Schreber—was published in 2015 in the UK by Galley Beggar Press. Widely acclaimed in media from the Guardian to the New York Times, and called “the best neuronovel ever written” in the Literary Review, Playthings was shortlisted for the 2016 £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize.
Thirsty: A Biblioasis Miscellany
- Biblioasis in The New York TimesDecember 13, 2017 - 11:00 am
Have a look at Alan Riding’s review of Bookshops and what he has to say about author Jorge Carrión’s “Love affair with bookstores.” “[Carrion’s] purpose is to celebrate bookstores. And he does so by wandering the globe in search of those that play — or have played — a special role in the intellectual and social lives […]