NICOLA BARKER - Booker Prize Short-Listed Novelist.

Nicola Barker, Novelist

Nicola Barker has 12 published novel and short-story collections, and her work has been translated into some 25 languages. Her 838-page epic novel, Darkmans, was selected for the prestigious Booker Prize Short List in 2007, and Clear, a novel inspired by David Blaine's dramatic suspension over East London, had been long-listed for the Booker Prize three years earlier. Barker's latest tome is The Yips which is billed as the "most flamboyant piece of comic fiction ever to be set in Luton." The Yips was long-listed for the 2012 Booker Prize. See The Guardian UK book review (July 2012). All of Barker's novels to be available digitally in the US as a result of a recent deal with Open Road.