Chris Cleave’s debut novel, INCENDIARY, was an international bestseller and multiple prize-winner. His second novel, the Costa-shortlisted, New York Times #1 bestseller LITTLE BEE, has found phenomenal worldwide success. (In the UK, Australia and NZ it goes by the title THE OTHER HAND.) His third book, GOLD, confirmed his status as “one of our most powerful, important and psychologically insightful novelists”.
Cleave’s books are published in thirty languages and have been adapted for screen and stage worldwide. He is a regular newspaper and broadcast contributor to the cultural debate on parenting, literature and human rights.
I first spoke with him for Little Bee, and this interview reminded me that he is a clever and compassionate person.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
Simon & Schuster, 2016