James Flint (British novelist)

James Flint (British novelist)

James Flint is a British novelist. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968 he did a journalistic apprenticeship on the "Times of India" in New Delhi before studying Philosophy and Psychology (PPP) at Wadham College, Oxford. On graduating he spent a year in New York City studying jazz theory and technique, returning to the UK to take an MA in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick.

Flint is the author of the novels "Habitus" (1998: Fourth Estate, UK; St. Martin’s Press, US; Marco Tropea, Italy; Au Diable Vauvert, France; Gallimard, France); "52 Ways to Magic America" (2002: Fourth Estate, UK; Marco Tropea, Italy), which won the Amazon.co.uk Bursary Award for the year 2000; and "The Book of Ash" (2004: Viking, UK; 2006: Au Diable Vauvert, France; Marco Tropea, Italy), winner of a 2003 Arts Council Writers’ Award. He has also published a short story collection "Soft Apocalypse – Twelve Tales from the Turn of the Millennium" (2004: Au Diable Vauvert). His short fiction has appeared in collections published by Penguin Books, the New English Library and the ICA. When it was published in France in 1992, "Habitus" was judged as in the top five foreign novels of that year's Rentrée Literaire.

In 2002 one of Flint's stories ("The Nuclear Train") was filmed for Channel 4 by the director Dan Saul. Flint also scripted the film installation "Little Earth" (http://www.londonfieldworks.com/little/main.html) and co-wrote 'Like an Octogenarian' with Sebastian Doggart for A&E Network's 2006 show 15 Films About Madonna. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912604/]

In December 2006, Flint took a full-time position as Arts and Features editor (Digital) at the Telegraph Media Group. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/] . In 2007 he oversaw the set up and launch of [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth Telegraph Earth] and was subsequently promoted to Head of Digital Development (Editorial).

External links

* [http://www.jamesflint.net/ www.jamesflint.net]

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