Simon Mawer is author of eight novels and two non fiction books. The Glass Room, published by Little, Brown in January 2009, was on the Man Booker shortlist. His current novel is entitled The Girl Who Fell From The Sky for the UK market, and Trapeze in the US. The UK paperback is out now.

Tightrope, the sequel to The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, will be published in June 2015

"Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer."
Simon Schama in the Financial Times

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Current Titles:

The Girl Who fell From The Sky, entitled Trapeze in the USA was published in May 2012. It was a WH Smith Richard & Judy Book Club choice for Summer 2013


Published by Little, Brown in UK and Other Press in US

"...Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer..." Simon Schama writing in the Financial Times

"...utterly gripping from start to finish" Daily Mail.

"...I cannot fault his story-telling; I read late into the night and cried a little when I was done." Guardian

"I have rarely read a novel that made fear so acute, almost tangible... I was gripped." The Scotsman

"...a terse, gripping thriller that is faultlessly written..." Independent on Sunday

Mendel's Dwarf - in the last 10 for the Booker Prize in 1998

Now reissued by Abacus Books (July 2011)

The Glass Room - Shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Wingate Prize

published in January 2009 by Little, Brown.

"...Mawer’s control of his themes of language, desire, memory and the power of place is extraordinary..." The Daily Telegraph.

"...a thing of extraordinary beauty and symmetry." The Guardian

Read reviews of The Glass Room here. Watch an interview and reading from the book here.

Previous Titles include:

The Glass Room






The Girl Who Fell From The Sky (Abacus paperback, May 2013)


The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, May 2012


Trapeze, May 2012

"Mawer’s control of his themes of language, desire, memory and the power of place is extraordinary." Daily Telegraph on The Glass Room.

"Here we have another gifted British writer of idea-driven fiction, deserving of mention alongside Iris Murdoch, William Boyd, and Michael Frayn." Atlantic Monthly

"Mawer is a writer of remarkable gifts." The Scotsman

"...a breathtakingly subtle literary style ..."
The Boston Globe

Simon Mawer 2008 - 2015. This website is written and maintained by the author.