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About meMy name's Rob - and I'm a writer living in London. I'm best known, I expect, for my work on Doctor Who - I brought the Daleks back to the screen to menace Christopher Eccleston a few years back! But I dabble in *everything* - I do radio, theatre, you name it. And I'm proudest of my fiction. My first book, Tiny Deaths, a collection of rather quirky short stories, won the World Fantasy Award in 2008. And my second collection, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, which is slightly quirkier, has just won the Edge Hill Reader's Prize and the Shirley Jackson Award. Do consider giving them a read, if the very word 'quirky' doesn't make you feel sick to the stomach!

About my libraryI'm very lucky - I've a house just about big enough to cope with the demands of my enormous (and ever growing!) book collection. I still have to smuggle them in when my wife isn't there to notice, however; both she and the cat are being edged out of the place! I love books - the smell of a new one, and the touch of an old one that has been loved already. Oh - and they're good for reading, too.

2010 reads:
Under the Dome (Stephen King)
The White Hand and Other Stories (Mark Samuels)
Logicomix (Apostolos Doxiadis)
Miss Herbert (Adam Thirlwell)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
Aurora 7 (Thomas Mallon)
The Secret Lives of Buildings (Edward Hollis)
Northwest Passages (Barbara Roden)
The Devil's Apprentice (Amanda Hemingway)
Sourdough and Other Stories (Angela Slatter)
Demons in the Spring (Joe Meno) *****
Alone in Berlin (Hans Fallada) *****
Box Office Poison (Alex Robinson)
Monologue, Interlude, Monologue (Kirpal Singh)
Adolf (Osamu Tezuka) *****
One Pair of Hands (Monica Dickens)
The Alley Cat (Yves Beauchemin)
Vardoger (Stephen Volk)
The Convent (Panos Karnezis)
Skippy Dies (Paul Murray) *****
Lucky Hans (Kurt Schwitters)
Saving Rome (Megan K Williams)
Blockade Billy (Stephen King)
The Cranes That Build the Cranes (Jeremy Dyson)
Nothing to Be Frightened Of (Julian Barnes) *****
Zoo (Otsuichi)
And Another Thing (Eoin Colfer)
Red Light Winter (Adam Rapp)
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Kevin Wilson) *****
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
The Language of Dying (Sarah Pinborough) *****
Objects of Worship (Claude Lalumiere)
The Lost Books of the Odyssey (Zachary Mason) *****
Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, All the World's a Stage, And Other Stories, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Atwoodians, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Best Anthologies, Book of the month club, Books on Books, Children's Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Robert Aickman, Woody Allen, Paul Auster, Alan Ayckbourn, Alessandro Barrico, Julian Barnes, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Deborah Biancotti, Scott Bradfield, Arthur Bradford, Kevin Brockmeier, Emily Brontë, Mikhail Bulgakov, A. S. Byatt, Emmanuel Carrère, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, Anton Chekhov, Daniel Clowes, Jonathan Coe, Alison Croggon, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Apostolos Doxiadis, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Jean Echenoz, Deborah Eisenberg, George Eliot, Stanley Elkin, Jeffrey Eugenides, Michel Faber, Hans Fallada, Maxence Fermine, Amanda Filipacchi, Timothy Findley, Gustave Flaubert, Jonathan Safran Foer, Ford Madox Ford, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Michael Frayn, Renee French, Neil Gaiman, Anna Gavalda, Nikolai Gogol, Glen David Gold, René Goscinny, Harley Granville-Barker, Robert Graves, Andrew Sean Greer, Arnon Grunberg, Mark Haddon, Patrick Hamilton, Thomas Hardy, David Hare, John Harwood, Glen Hirshberg, A. M. Homes, Paul Hornschemeier, Victor Hugo, Nancy Huston, Henrik Ibsen, Rachel Ingalls, John Irving, Kazuo Ishiguro, Junji Ito, M. R. James, Adam Johnson, Ben Jonson, Ismail Kadare, Panos Karnezis, Etgar Keret, Stephen King, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Milan Kundera, Aleksandr Kuprin, Andrey Kurkov, Neil LaBute, Gary Larson, Michail Lermontov, Alan Lightman, Kelly Link, Jason Lutes, Annabel Lyon, Alison Macleod, David Mamet, Katherine Mansfield, Patrick Marber, Adam Marek, Christopher Marlowe, Gabriel García Márquez, Yann Martel, Harry Mathews, Guy de Maupassant, François Mauriac, Ian McEwan, Patrick McGrath, Joe Meno, Thomas Middleton, Andrew Miller, Arthur Miller, Steven Millhauser, A. A. Milne, David Mitchell, George Moore, Lorrie Moore, James Morrow, Harry Mulisch, Haruki Murakami, E. Nesbit, Kim Newman, Geoff Nicholson, Audrey Niffenegger, Anders Nilsen, David Nobbs, Amélie Nothomb, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell, Charles Palliser, Mervyn Peake, Viktor Pelevin, Susan Perabo, Georges Perec, Harold Pinter, Luigi Pirandello, Wena Poon, Christopher Priest, Philip Pullman, Jean Racine, Yasmina Reza, Dan Rhodes, Philip Roth, Geoff Ryman, Saki, George Saunders, Bernhard Schlink, Charles M. Schulz, W. G. Sebald, David Sedaris, Peter Shaffer, William Shakespeare, Dash Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Sir Philip Sidney, A. G. Slatter, Vladimir Sorokin, Edmund Spenser, Art Spiegelman, John Steinbeck, Tom Stoppard, August Strindberg, Patrick Süskind, Graham Swift, Jonathan Swift, Donna Tartt, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Osamu Tezuka, William Makepeace Thackeray, Jeremy Tinder, Viktoria Tokareva, Leo Tolstoy, Adrian Tomine, Lewis Trondheim, Ivan Turgenev, John Updike, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, Chris Ware, Sarah Waters, Andi Watson, Bill Watterson, John Webster, Clare Wigfall, Oscar Wilde, Geoffrey Willans, Tennessee Williams, P. G. Wodehouse, Cyril Wong, Taichi Yamada, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

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Real nameRobert Shearman

LocationLondon, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/shearrob (profile)
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Member sinceAug 12, 2006

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