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Andrew Miller
Miller at Perth Festival Writers Week in 2019
Miller at Perth Festival Writers Week in 2019
Born (1960-04-29) 29 April 1960 (age 62)
Bristol, England, UK
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality British
Education Critical and Creative Writing
Alma mater Middlesex University
University of East Anglia
Lancaster University
Genre Fictional prose
Notable awards IMPAC (1999)
Costa Book Award (2011)

Andrew Brooke Miller FRSL (born 29 April 1960) is an English novelist.

Life and career

Miller was born in Bristol. He grew up in the West Country and has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France. He was educated at Dauntsey's School, and after gaining a first-class degree in English at Middlesex Polytechnic, completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 1991. In 1995 he wrote a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. For his first book Ingenious Pain he received three awards, the James Tait Black Memorial Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award; and the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy. The book has been translated into 36 languages. Miller currently lives in Witham Friary in Somerset.

  • Ingenious Pain (1997, Sceptre)
  • Casanova (1998, Sceptre)
  • Oxygen (2001, Sceptre)
  • The Optimists (2005, Sceptre)
  • One Morning Like a Bird (2008, Sceptre)
  • Pure (2011, Sceptre)
  • The Crossing (2015, Sceptre)
  • Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (2018, Sceptre)


  • 1997 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Fiction Award, Ingenious Pain
  • 1997 Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy), Best Foreign Fiction, Ingenious Pain
  • 1999 International Dublin Literary Award, Winner, Ingenious Pain
  • 2001 Booker Prize, Shortlist, Oxygen
  • 2001 Whitbread Novel Award, Shortlist, Oxygen
  • 2011 Costa Book Awards, Best Novel, Pure[1]
  • 2011 Costa Book Awards, Costa Book of the Year, Pure
  • 2019 Walter Scott Prize shortlist, Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
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