Sebastian Faulks - Author

Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks’s novels include Human Traces, Engleby, A Possible Life and his most recent, Where My Heart Used to Beat. He worked as a journalist for the Telegraph and Independent newspapers before taking up writing full time in 1991. He was appointed CBE in 2003, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an honorary fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is also on the Government Advisory Group for the Commemoration of the First World War.
His fourth novel, Birdsong, has, since its publication in 1993, established itself as one of the country’s favourite books. It has been produced as a play in the West End, starring Ben Barnes, Genevieve O’Reilly and Lee Ross, directed by Trevor Nunn. It was also adapted for television, where it starred Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poesy. Passages of it have been used to instruct officer trainees at Sandhurst in the realities of war. Faulks read from it at Westminster Abbey on August 4, 2014, in a service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
When not writing, Faulks plays cricket for the Authors CC and tennis for his local club. He has also written popular James Bond and P.G.Wodehouse tribute novels and presented a BBC television series Faulks on Fiction about great characters in the British novel. He lives in London with his wife Veronica and their three children.

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