Won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sea (his 14th book).
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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".