Under the Same Stars is Tim Lott's sixth novel. His memoir, The Scent of Dried Roses won the PEN/J.R. Ackerley award and White City Blue won the Whitbread First Novel award. His YA novel Fearless was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book award.
From Lott's Q & A at the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her/himRead the complete Q & A.
George Orwell, because he was a truth teller.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Salinger Nash in ‘Under the Same Stars’ He’s depressive and cynical at one level, but optimistic and hopeful at another. And he wants someone, somewhere, to say ‘sorry’ to him.