Michel Faber is a Dutch fiction writer who immigrated to Scotland with his wife in the 1990s. Born in The Netherlands and educated in Australia, Faber studied various language-based subjects before training as a nurse in Sidney. Just as the Dutch consider him Dutch and the Australians consider him Australian, in Scotland he is embraced as Scottish; he still lives in the country and he has been awarded a number of Scottish literary prizes, including The Neil Gun Prize and The Macallen Prize, both of which were won for pieces in his 1998 short story collection Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories. In 2008 he published The Fire Gospel, a striking re-telling of the Prometheus myth written as part of the Canongate Myth Series. He is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, and The Book of Strange New Things, shortlisted for the Arthur C, Clarke Award and winner of the 2015 Saltire Book of the Year.
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