2005 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE for NONFICTION
CONGRATULATIONS to Jonathan Coe on winning the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction for his biography of the pioneering but little-known novelist B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson (2004).
COE Jonathan [1961-] Novelist, biographer. Born in Birmingham, England. NOVELS The Closed Circle (2004); The Rotters' Club (2001: winner of the 2001 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing); The House of Sleep (1997: winner of the 1997 Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction); What a Carve Up! (published in the U.S. as The Winshaw Legacy) (1994: winner of the 1995 Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); The Dwarves of Death (1990); A Touch of Love (1989); An Accidental Woman (1987) BIOGRAPHY Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson (2004: winner of the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction); James Stewart: Leading Man (1994); Humphrey Bogart: Take It and Like It (1991)