Making an Elephant

Writing from Within

By Graham Swift
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307455758, 401pp.)

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

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Description
In his first-ever work of nonfiction, Graham Swift--Booker Prize-winning author of "Waterland" and "Last Orders"--gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer's life.
Here Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar; Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard; Caryl Phillips shares a beer with the author at a nightclub in Toronto. There are private moments with Swift's father and with his own younger self, as well as musings--on history, memory, and imagination--that illuminate his work. As generous in its scope as it is acute in its observations, "Making an Elephant" brings together a richly varied selection of essays, portraits, poetry and interviews, full of insights into Swift's passions and motivations, and wise about the friends, family and other writers who have mattered to him over the years.



About the Author
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories; his most recent work is Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
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