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Gordon Burn (January 16, 1948 - July 17, 2009) was an English writer born in Newcastle upon Tyne and the author of four novels and several works of non-fiction.

Burn's novels deal with issues of modern fame and faded celebrity, as well as life through a media lens. His novel Alma Cogan (1991), which imagined the future life of the British singer Alma Cogan had she not died in the 1960s, won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel. His other novels Fullalove and The North of England Home Service appeared in 1995 and 2003 respectively. His non-fiction deals primarily with sport and true crime. His first book Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son was a study of Peter Sutcliffe, 'the Yorkshire Ripper' and his 1998 book Happy Like Murderers: The Story of Fred and Rosemary West, dealt in similar detail with one of Britain's most notorious serial killers.

Burn's interest in such infamous villains extended to his fiction, with Myra Hindley, one of the 'Moors murderers', featuring prominently in the novel Alma Cogan. His sport-based books are Pocket Money: Inside the World of Snooker (1986) and Best and Edwards: Football, Fame and Oblivion (2006), which deals with the twin stories of Manchester United footballers Duncan Edwards and George Best and the "trajectory of two careers unmoored in wildly different ways."

He also wrote a book with British artist Damien Hirst, On the Way to Work, a collection of interviews from various dates between 1992-2001. He contributed to The Guardian regularly, usually writing about contemporary art.

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Total Books: 44
Happy Like Murderers
2011 - Happy Like Murderers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571279135
ISBN-10: 0571279139
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Nothing Matters
2010 - Nothing Matters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906967192
ISBN-10: 1906967199
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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Nothing Matters Signed Edition
2010 - Nothing Matters Signed Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906967208
ISBN-10: 1906967202
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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Born Yesterday
2008 - Born Yesterday (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571197293
ISBN-10: 0571197299
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Best and Edwards
2007 - Best and Edwards (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571215812
ISBN-10: 0571215815
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On the Way to Work
2007 - On the Way to Work (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571212699
ISBN-10: 0571212697
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Richard Woods
2006 - Richard Woods (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780953852550
ISBN-10: 0953852555
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The North of England Home Service
2004 - The North of England Home Service (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571219377
ISBN-10: 0571219373
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son
2004 - Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571222834
ISBN-10: 0571222838
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Alma Cogan
2004 - Alma Cogan (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571222841
ISBN-10: 0571222846
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fullalove
2004 - Fullalove (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571222858
ISBN-10: 0571222854
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Manuale per giovani artisti L'arte raccontata da Damien Hirst
2004 - Manuale Per Giovani Artisti L'arte Raccontata Da Damien Hirst (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788874900114
ISBN-10: 8874900112
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Happy Like Murderers The True Story of Fred and Rosemary West
2001 - Happy Like Murderers the True Story of Fred and Rosemary West (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571209972
ISBN-10: 0571209971
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Felices como asesinos
2000 - Felices Como Asesinos [Panorama de Narrativas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433969248
ISBN-10: 8433969242
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Alma
1994 - Alma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517124871
ISBN-10: 0517124874
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Alma A Novel
1992 - Alma a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780395634141
ISBN-10: 0395634148
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper
1986 - Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son the Story of the Yorkshire Ripper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140096149
ISBN-10: 0140096140
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Somebody's Husband
1985 - Somebody's Husband (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670803286
ISBN-10: 0670803286
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son Story of Peter Sutcliffe
1984 - Somebody's Husband Somebody's Son Story of Peter Sutcliffe (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780434098279
ISBN-10: 0434098272
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Best and Edwards Football Fame and Oblivion
Best and Edwards Football Fame and Oblivion (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571215805
ISBN-10: 0571215807
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Born Yesterday The News as a Novel
Born Yesterday the News As a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571240265
ISBN-10: 0571240267
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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