Andrew O'Hagan is one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain.
Following two previous nominations, The Illuminations, was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003.
He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
He lives in London.