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On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer by Garry Kilworth (writing as Garry Douglas Kilworth)

On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer
On my way to Samarkand: memoirs of a travelling writer

Garry (Douglas) Kilworth is a varied and prolific writer who has travelled widely since childhood, living in a number of countries, especially in the Far East. His books include science fiction and fantasy, historical novels, literary novels, short story collections, children's books and film novelisations.

This autobiography contains anecdotes about his farm worker antecedents and his rovings around the globe, as well as his experiences in the middle list of many publishing houses. The style is chatty, the structure loose - pole vaulting time and space on occasion - and the whole saga is an entertaining ramble through a 1950s childhood, foreign climes and the genre corridors of the literary world.

Published: 21 Dec 2012

"Kilworth is a master of his trade." (Punch)

"Garry Kilworth is arguably the finest writer of short fiction today, in any genre." (New Scientist)

"Kilworth is one of the most significant writers in the English language." (Fear)

Garry Kilworth

Garry Kilworth is a particularly well-travelled and eclectic writer of the historical, the fantastic and much more. He has been described by New Scientist as "arguably the finest writer of short fiction today, in any genre". Recent books include Dragoons, a historical novel set during the Anglo-Zulu Wars, Attica, a dark quest set in an attic the size of a continent, and his memoirs, On my way to Samarkand. His novel Rogue Officer won the 2008 Charles Whiting Award for Literature. The Ragthorn, a novella written with Robert Holdstock, won the World Fantasy Award in 1992.

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