A British writer Sebastian Faulks is a participant of the 18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction, where the United Kingdom will be the Country of Honour this year as a part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

About the AUTHOR

Sebastian Faulks was born in Donnington, a village near Newbury, Berkshire in 1953. He read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge graduating in 1974, and was elected an Honorary Fellow in 2007. In his early career he joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph as the junior reporter then as a feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph until 1986, when he went to join the Independent as Literary Editor until 1991.

Sebastian Faulks became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and was appointed CBE for Services to Literature in 2002. The Tavistock Clinic in association with the University of East London awarded him an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the understanding of psychiatry in Human Traces.

Sebastian Faulks’s books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, Engleby  and the hugely acclaimed first-world war novel Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two and in 2014, he collaborated on an anthology to coordinate with the First World War Centenary Commemoration, A Broken World. His latest novel, Where My Heart Used to Beat, will be presented at non/fiction book fair in Russian. This October saw the release of Pistache Returns, a follow up to Pistache (2006), a collection of parodies of classic writers from Austen to Beckett.

 He has appeared on the professional stage in England, plays tennis in a London league and cricket for the Authors XI. He has a dog called Hector.