Search - List of Books by John Barlow
Total Books: 42
(born 1967) is an English writer. He was born in Gomersal, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire and educated at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Applied linguistics from the University of Hull, and has worked as a university teacher at Corunna in Spain as well as at York in England, but since 2005 has been a full time writer, living in northern Spain.
Barlow's books could be described as comic historical; they combine elements of farce, black humour, magical realism and folklore in what critics have described as an unusual mixture. They are strongly rooted in his Yorkshire background.
Barlow's works include:
- Eating Mammals (2004), a collection of three novellas. The title work was originally published in the Paris Review, and Barlow was awarded the magazine's 2001 Plimpton (Discovery) Prize for it.
- Intoxicated (2006), subtitled "a novel about money, madness, and the invention of the world's favourite soft drink".
- Everything But The Squeal (2008), a 'gastronomic travelogue' in which he describes the little known region of Galicia in northern Spain, as well as his attempts to consume every part of the pig, the basis of rural Galician cooking.
His books have been translated into Italian, Polish, German and Russian.