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John Burnside (born 19 March 1955) is a Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline.

Burnside studied English and European Languages at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. A former computer software engineer, he has been a freelance writer since 1996. He is a former Writer in Residence at the University of Dundee and is now Professor in Creative Writing at St Andrews University. His first collection of poetry, The Hoop, was published in 1988 and won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Other poetry collections include Common Knowledge (1991), Feast Days (1992), winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and The Asylum Dance (2000), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award and shortlisted for both the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the T. S. Eliot Prize. The Light Trap (2001) was also shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Burnside is also the author of a collection of short stories, Burning Elvis (2000), and several novels, including The Dumb House (1997), The Mercy Boys (1999) (winner of the Encore Award) and The Locust Room (2001), which is set in Cambridge in 1975, and explores the consequences of a series of violent rapes. His poetry collection, The Good Neighbour (2005), was shortlisted for the 2005 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Collection). He also occasionally writes a column for The Guardian newspaper.

Burnside was one of the judges for the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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Total Books: 63
The Dumb House
2016 - The Dumb House [Vintage Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781784870119
ISBN-10: 1784870110
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Black Cat Bone Poems
2015 - Black Cat Bone Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781555977146
ISBN-10: 1555977146
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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All One Breath
2014 - All One Breath (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224097406
ISBN-10: 0224097407
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Something Like Happy
2013 - Something Like Happy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224097031
ISBN-10: 0224097032
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In hellen Sommernchten
2012 - In Hellen Sommernchten (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783813504606
ISBN-10: 3813504603
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Black Cat Bone
2011 - Black Cat Bone (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224093859
ISBN-10: 0224093851
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Versuch ber das Licht
2011 - Versuch Ber Das Licht (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783446234963
ISBN-10: 3446234969
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Lgen ber meinen Vater
2011 - Lgen Ber Meinen Vater (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783813503159
ISBN-10: 3813503151
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Crimespotting An Edinburgh Crime Collection
2010 - Crimespotting an Edinburgh Crime Collection (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781846971662
ISBN-10: 1846971667
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Glister
2010 - The Glister (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307455338
ISBN-10: 0307455335
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Asylum Dance
2009 - The Asylum Dance (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224090056
ISBN-10: 0224090054
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The Hunt in the Forest
2009 - The Hunt in the Forest (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224089272
ISBN-10: 0224089277
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dumb House
2009 - Dumb House (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099546528
ISBN-10: 0099546523
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The Glister A Novel
2009 - The Glister a Novel [Library Binding] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781433264054
ISBN-10: 1433264056
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The Devil's Footprints
2009 - The Devil's Footprints (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307385826
ISBN-10: 0307385825
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Las huellas del diablo/ The Devil's Footprints
2009 - Las Huellas Del Diablo/ the Devil's Footprints [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788426416940
ISBN-10: 8426416942
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Crimespotting  An Edinburgh Crime Collection
2009 - Crimespotting an Edinburgh Crime Collection (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781846971242
ISBN-10: 1846971241
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Goose Music
2008 - Goose Music [Salt Modern Poets] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844712847
ISBN-10: 1844712842
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The Devil's Footprints A Novel
2008 - The Devil's Footprints a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385522090
ISBN-10: 0385522096
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A Lie About My Father A Memoir
2007 - A Lie About My Father a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781555974671
ISBN-10: 1555974678
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Gift Songs
2007 - Gift Songs [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224079976
ISBN-10: 0224079972
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2006 - Selected Poems [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
2002 - The Light Trap [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)
1997 - Swimming in the Flood [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - A Normal Skin [Cape Poetry] (Paperback)