The Raw Shark Texts

The Raw Shark Texts

By Steven Hall

Canongate Us, Paperback, 9781847671745, 428pp.

Publication Date: April 2008


A thrillingly original novel published in thirty-three countries to worldwide acclaim, The New York Times Magazine called The Raw Shark Texts a genre-founding work of fiction.

Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. All he has left are his diary entries recalling Clio, a perfect love who died under mysterious circumstances, and a house that may contain the secrets to Eric’s prior life. But there may be more to this story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and to escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him. Moving with the pace of a superb thriller, The Raw Shark Texts has sparked the imaginations of readers around the world and is one of the most talked-about novels in years.

About the Author
Steven Hall was born in 1975 in Derbyshire, England. He has produced a number of plays, music videos, concrete prose/conceptual art pieces and short stories, including Stories for a Phone Book, featured in New Writing 13. The film rights to The Raw Shark Texts have been optioned by Film Four in association with Blueprint Pictures and Path? in the UK. Steven Hall lives in Hull, England.

Praise For The Raw Shark Texts

Exhilarating.” Entertainment Weekly

Rousingly inventive.” The Washington Post

Unforgettable fiction.” Playboy

A thriller that will haunt you.” GQ

Sharp and clearwriting on the edge of the form.” Los Angeles Times