The Siege of Krishnapur won the Booker Prize, modern fiction's most prestigious award The best known of all J G Farrell's novels New edition to include Reading Notes Reissued with a wonderful new cover treatment 'A novel of quite outstanding quality' The Times 'For a novel to be witty is one thing, to tell a good story is another, to be serious is yet another, but to be all three is surely enough to make it a masterpiece' New Statesman 'His brilliance of style places him beside such masters of the modern novel as Patrick White and Saul Bellow' Olivia Manning
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of his life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels. In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.
"Inspired, funny but ultimately tragic look at colonialism in India. It has an unusual exuberence" -- Mariella Frostrup INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY