John Harvey Revisited
forthcoming this autumn from Holland House Books
John Harvey is the prize-winning author of five highly acclaimed novels and four studies of colour, clothes, and illustration. He has reviewed widely, for the Sunday Times, the London Review of Books, and many others. Unusual in their scope and variety, his novels have tackled the assetstripping that has devastated working communities; torture and resistance to a military dictatorship; family break-up in the world of road-haulage and motor-racing; a notorious love-crisis in the artworld of the Victorians. In the words of A.S. Byatt, his prose is poetic and incisive, while Anthony Thwaite described his work as ‘Tolstoyan’. Most recently he published Pax, a dual timeline novel about Rubens in London, and a fictional contemporary artist; Anita Desai said of this book that ‘'John Harvey, who is fascinated by the creative process involved in the making of art, finds the perfect subject in Rubens' painting "Peace and War" and its themes that intrigue and inspire a contemporary English artist. The result is a many-layered novel, impressively skillful and deeply absorbing.’
Holland House Books is delighted to announce it is republishing all of John’s previous novels in print and digitally.