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Jesse Ball

Book:

Census

Granta Books

US-based writer Jesse Ball has written more than ten books of prose and poetry, but Census is his first UK publication. The novel follows a father and son as they travel across a nameless landscape in the wake of the father’s terminal diagnosis. As their story progresses, we discover more about the remarkable boy and his condition, and the love and understanding between a father and his child. Jesse Ball was named a Granta Best of Young American Novelists in 2017.

Jesse Ball is the award-winning author of over ten books of prose, poetry, drawings and essays. He lives in Chicago.