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James Miller

James Miller was born in London in 1976 and educated at Oxford University, UCL and King’s College London where he took a PhD in African-American literature and civil rights. After teaching American literature at Kings’ College London he is currently senior lecturer in creative writing at Kingston University.

His debut novel, LOST BOYS, was published to great critical acclaim in 2008 and he was hailed by Time Out magazine as London’s ‘rising literary star’.

His second novel, SUNSHINE STATE, a dystopian climate-change thriller, was published in 2010. His short stories have been published in numerous anthologies, most recently in the award-winning Still (Neg-Press) and the best-selling Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future (Oneworld).

His interests include reggae music, meditating, drinking coffee and walking  aimlessly around London

 

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LOST BOYS

(2009 – Abacus)

“Forgive me,” he sobbed, the tears falling now. He saw them, huddled under the damp trees, faces hidden with scarves and masks. Waiting.’ All over London, affluent and privileged boys are going missing from their homes and schools. Investigations into the disappearances uncover a world of extreme and disturbing fantasy, a violent rejection of all that society values. A father, haunted by his experiences in Iraq, searches for his lost son in the seedy underside of the city. Through a series of fearful revelations, his complicity in the brutal effects of the so-called civilised West.
Shocking and controversial, LOST BOYS sheds light on the secret fears and desires that drive children and adults, families and society. Drawing disconcerting parallels between the childhood resistance to adulthood and the War on Terror, LOST BOYS is an unsettling and unforgettable novel from a major new talent in contemporary fiction.
‘James Miller’s Lost Boys remained in my mind long after I turned the last page. Subject matter is essential in fiction and Miller magnificently fulfills this requirement. He is a formidable writer.’ - Beryl Bainbridge’A powerful, entertaining and disturbing read.’

- The Times
‘Miller’s prose is elegant and assured.’
- Literary Review‘Sleek and shocking, this is highly intelligent cultural criticism.’

- WBQ

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SUNSHINE STATE
(2011 – Abacus)

Mark Burrows is an ‘invisible man’, a British secret agent adept at moving undetected through the most hostile environments. Summoned for one last mission, he must make contact with Charlie Ashe, his fearsome former colleague and brother-in-law. Ashe has reappeared with a new name and a terrifying new agenda in the Storm Zone, a mysterious region racked by devastating hurricanes and inhabited by cults, criminal gangs and insurgent armies. The mission will force Burrows to question his loyalties and to understand that the greatest danger lies not with his target, but with the forces that seek to control the world around him.

‘Compelling . . . A literary thriller which simmers with energy, powering a bristling narrative.’
- Independent

‘Beautifully written and haunting vision.’
- Literary Review

‘An exhilarating ride that combines Bourne-style action and John le Carre-ish intrigue with a J. G. Ballard-inspired nightmare vision of the future.’
- SFX magazine

‘Fast paced, exciting and terrifying in equal measures . . . A vital and disturbing novel for our times.’
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