Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Ingenious Pain||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Casanova||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Oxygen||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Optimists||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|One Morning Like a Bird||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pure||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Crossing||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Andrew Miller is one of the popular English authors who has several best selling standalone novels in his writing career. He mainly writes his books based on the literature and fiction genres. Author Miller was born on January 01, 1960 in Bristol, The United Kingdom. Throughout his life, he has lived in a number of places like Spain, Ireland, France, Japan, etc. But as of now, he lives in Somerset. The first book written by author Miller was titled as Ingenious Pain and was released by the Sceptre publishers in the year 1997. This book went on to become so much popular that it won the James Tait Memorial Prize in the category of Best Fiction. To add to its success, the novel also won the Italian Grinzane Cavour Award as well as the International IMPAC Literary Award in Dublin. The tremendous achievement and success that author Miller received after the publication of his debut novel allowed him to work on other exciting novels in his career. Consequently, he wrote and published his second novel titled ‘Casanova’ and later, his third book called ‘Oxygen’. The latter was nominated for the White-bread Novel Award as well as for the Booker Prize in the year 2001. Even though author Miller was born in Bristol, he spent most his growing years in West County. He completed his schooling from the Dauntey’s School.
After that, he enrolled himself for an English degree at the Middlesex Polytechnic and scored first class in it. Later, he joined the East Anglia University and completed his MA in the subject of Creative Writing in the year 1991. In the year 1995, author Miller wrote a thesis in Critical and Creative Writing at the Lancaster University and obtained his PhD. After that, he tried his hand at writing and successfully wrote his debut novel. The popularity of the book grew multiple folds and made author Miller believe that he had chosen the right profession. Seeing the tremendous success of his first book, he decided to publish in the international market. Eventually, the book was translated into more than 36 foreign languages and sold throughout the countries of the world. The book, Ingenious Pain, written by author Miller described the story of a surgeon in the 18th century who does not feel pain.
The second book that he wrote was based on a fictional portrait of a titular subject. The next novel written by him, Oxygen, deals with the life of a Hungarian playwright who haunts the lives of a cancer-stricken woman and a couple of her unhappy sons. In the year 2005, author Miller published the book called The Optimist, which describes the life story of a photojournalist who returns home after covering the attrocties in the war-stricken Africa, only to face a number of domestic difficulties. His next novel, is set in Japan and tells the story of a young poet who struggles with the realities of his life during the time of war. In his numerous interviews, author Miller has talked about the different ways of letting go the burden of history the limits to which the social climbing reached during the pre-Revolutionary period of France. He has also explained through his writings why people wake up in the morning at all. In his other interviews, he has explained about his style of wrangling with a central character, defying categorization, the first sentences that kickstart his books, and a number of other facts about his writings.
One of the initial books written by author Andrew Miller was called as ‘Pure’. It was released by the Sceptre publishers in the year 2011. The plot of this book is set in Paris, France, during the time of the year 1785, and tells the story of the main character named Jean-Baptiste Baratte. When the story of the begins, it is depicted that the old cemetery in Paris, by the year 1785 and located in its center, is overflowing and making the lives of the people living nearby it difficult. The overflowing seems to be tainting the breath of all the neighbors. After a short while in the plot, a young and provincial engineer is introduced in the form of Jean-Baptiste Baratte. He comes to the city with the task of demolishing the structure as ordered to him by the king of the country. In the beginning, Jean-Baptiste Baratte thinks of the opportunity of demolishing the structure as a chance to lighten the burden of history on the city. Being a modern man of that time, he thought about it as a fitting task and eliminate the unnecessary structures of the city, according to him. But before he could do anything about, he begins to reason himself and his actions. Jean-Baptiste Baratte begins to suspect that it will be a prelude for his own if he goes on to destruct the cemetery. The book became very much successful all over and helped author Miller to add more stars to his name and fame. Its success helped it to win numerous awards and nominations, including the Costa Book Award, the nomination for the Walte Scott Prize, and winning the Costa Book of the year 2011.
Among the other initial novels written by author Andrew Miller is one titled as ‘The Optimists’. This book was published by the Mariner Books in the year 2005. The main story of the novel is set around the life of the primary character named Clem Glass and takes place in Africa and London. At the start of the book, it is shown that Clem Glass is one of the most successful photojournalists of the London city. He always used to believe that the photographs were capable of capturing beauty and truth. But, when he went to Africa with a photojournalist job during the time of war, he witnessed a genocidal massacre and was greatly disturbed by it. His faith in the human nature got shattered and his life got totally derailed. His interests were not aroused by love, work, or sex, and also he was not able to restore his faith with any other outlook. With such a disturbed state, the only person with whom Clem Glass could connect was his sister. She seems to have recently got cured from her mental illness and Clem finds peace in nursing her and helping her to get completely cured of her illness. After some time, he finds a chance to confront his worst nightmares with the arrival of a news. With the help of this book, author Miller has tried to explore the thin line between optimism and self-delusion of the human nature.Book Series In Order » Authors » Andrew Miller