Born Yesterday

ISBN
9780571353637
Published
03/10/2019
9780571353637
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

Born Yesterday does what the media do every day: blurring the boundaries between what is real and what has been invented. In 2007, Gordon Burn took the extraordinary news headlines from that year, and wove the strands together into an essential story for our time. The characters of these long-running reality soaps – the McCanns, Blair, Brown, Kate Middleton – are presented here in three dimensions, their stories told through revealing glimpses and startling insights.


With a new introduction by Gordon Burn's editor, Lee Brackstone.

Born Yesterday does what the media do every day: blurring the boundaries between what is real and what has been invented. In 2007, Gordon Burn took the extraordinary news headlines from that year, and wove the strands together into an essential story for our time. The characters of these long-running reality soaps – the McCanns, Blair, Brown, Kate Middleton – are presented here in three dimensions, their stories told through revealing glimpses and startling insights. With a new introduction by Gordon Burn's editor, Lee Brackstone.
  • Gordon Burn

    Gordon Burn was the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday. He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book, Sex & Violence, Death and Silence, was a collection of his essays on art.

“Wonderful . . . poignant, hilarious, and at times, uncomfortably true.”
- Evening Standard
“Gordon Burn is right. The news is now a novel.”
- Mark Lawson

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