Giles Foden

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Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in 1967. His family moved to Malawi in 1972 where he was brought up. He returned to England at the age of 13 and was educated at Malvern College and Cambridge University where he read English. He worked as a journalist for Media Week magazine and became an assistant editor on the Times Literary Supplement, then deputy literary editor of The Guardian. He contributes regularly to the The Guardian and is books review editor for Condé Nast Traveller magazine. His first novel, the acclaimed The Last King of Scotland (1998), is set during Idi Amin's rule of Uganda in the 1970s and won the Whitbread First Novel Award, a Somerset Maugham Award, a Betty Trask Award and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.

Books by Giles Foden