The son of Hungarian refugees, Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport in 1959. His first novel, Under the Frog
, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1993. He is the author of four other novels, The Thought Gang
, The Collector Collector
, Voyage to the End of the Room
and Good to be God
, as well as a collection of short stories Don’t Read This Book If You’re Stupid
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his work has been published in 25 languages. He is program director for the master’s in creative writing at Canterbury Christ Church University.