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On my radar: Jonathan Coe's cultural highlights

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The comic novelist on the genius of jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein, Spike Milligan's Puckoon and his love of Munich Born in Birmingham in 1961 , Jonathan Coe studied at Cambridge and received a PhD in English literature from Warwick University , where he taught poetry. He published his first novel in 1987 , gaining prominence with the 1994 Thatcher-era satire What a Carve Up!. He has won a number of awards including the 2005 Samuel Johnson prize , and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2012. Coe's Middle England ( 2018 ), hailed as the “first great Brexit novel”...
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