Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was a Richard & Judy summer read Sunday Times top ten bestseller Over 200,000 copies sold in paperback alone Tremendous rights sales - sold in over 22 countries! 'A wonderful novel - a cry for humanity in our target-driven spin-riddled world' Marina Lewycka Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Paul Torday was born in 1946 and read English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford. He spent the next 30 years working in engineering and in industry, after which he scaled back his business responsibilities to fulfil a long-harboured ambition - to write. He burst on to the literary scene in 2006 with his first novel, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, an immediate bestseller. He is married with two sons by a previous marriage and has two stepsons and lives close to the River North Tyne.
A bleak and irony-laden Faustian tale. Torday can write and his wit and eye are equally keen when it comes to social satire. - The Age A superb piece of writing, brilliantly juxtaposing the sordid details of an alcoholic s degradation, as viewed by others, with Wilberforce s own refined sense of spiritual and sensual elevation. - The Weekend Australian Clever shifts in time add pathos to his downfall in this impressive, mature work. - Sun Herald A witty satire - The Courier Mail