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About Justin Kerr-Smiley
Justin Kerr-Smiley was born in 1965 and brought up in Scotland. He was educated at Ampleforth and Newcastle University. Awarded a BBC bursary for post graduate studies in journalism, he worked as a radio reporter in Sydney and London. He then spent 15 years with Associated Press Television News (APTN) and reported from Northern Ireland, the Balkans and South America.
His first novel 'Under The Sun' is published by Arcadia. The Sunday Telegraph described it as: 'a small masterpiece; the best novel that I have read about war since Captain Corelli's Mandolin'. In 2011 he received a travel scholarship from the Society of Authors in order to research 'Goodbye To The President', a novel about the 1973 coup in Chile. 'Goodbye To The President' was published by Merman Books in December 2014.
He has also had poetry and short fiction published in the London Magazine.
‘Goodbye To The President’ is a novel which vividly recounts the terrors of the coup and its brutal aftermath. Years later Pinochet is arrested in London. Although the former dictator is released and returns to Chile, he dies broken and disgraced.
‘Goodbye To The President’ is a unique testament to the victims who perished during the coup and also to those who, against all odds, managed to survive.
‘…an intriguing new talent.’ William Dalrymple
Justin Kerr-Smiley is also the author of ‘Under The Sun’. The Sunday Telegraph called it ‘a small masterpiece’. Publishers Weekly described it as ‘an accomplished literary war novel’.