Jonathan Coe is one of the most insightful and funniest chroniclers of middle England. What a Carve Up! and The Rotters’ Club were beloved of hundreds of thousands of readers for their sharp brilliance and keen-eyed take on the essence of Britishness. His new novel brings his trademark humour and compassion to bear on our bewildered times, following a vivid cast of characters through the last eight years of political upheaval as they strive to agree about the future of Britain – and of their own relationships.
In conversation with Helen Lewis, Associate Editor of the New Statesman
Jonathan Coe is the author of twelve novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep, The Rotters’ Club and Number 11.