Guy Ware

Author: Guy Ware

Guy Ware is a critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer. His first novel, The Fat of Fed Beasts, was selected as a ‘Paperback of the Year' by Nick Lezard in the Guardian, and described as “Brilliant … the best debut novel I have read in years.” The Literary Review called Reconciliation (2017) “memorable and inventive” while the Guardian found it “exhilarating, and very funny”. The Faculty of Indifference (2019) is a “fine novel …  [with] real resonance, finding ordinary life as terrifying as the terrorists who threaten its destruction” (The Guardian).

His latest novel, The Peckham Experiment, tells the story of twins Charlie and JJ, whose post-war idealism and lust for life is twisted – but never quite broken – by the political setbacks and institutional corruption of the decades that follow. It will be published in November 2022.

Ware’s short stories have appeared in numerous print and online journals, been collected in You Have 24 Hours to Love Us (Comma, 2012), and anthologised in the Best British Short Stories 2013 (Salt, 2013). He won the London Short Story Prize 2018, and has been listed for many other awards, including the Bridport, Edge Hill, Frank O’Connor, Galley Beggars, Fish and Bristol short story prizes.

He lives in New Cross, South London and tweets @guyware.