Won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sea (his 14th book).
Personal Quotes (2)
Nowadays, seeing photographs of Dubai, we of the older generation rub our eyes in amazement. In this city in the desert, the future, that in our young days seemed impossibly far off, or just plain impossible, has already arrived. And - who would have thought? - it is just as dementedly kitschy as anything dreamed up for the covers of "New Worlds" or "Astounding Science Fiction".
I watch these things like The Bridge and so on, but every single one of these shows seems to start off with a young woman being raped, and you know, murdered, and eviscerated, and thrown into a garbage dump, and if I were a woman I would be protesting very loudly about this