'A brilliant book about how we all construct our own different versions of London'. -- Evening Standard
`the most important point about Soft City is that it is overwhelmingly right and true. . . . Soft City [is] as timely as ever' -- Evening Standard
About the Author
Jonathan Raban is the recipient of - among other prizes - the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Thomas Cook Award, and the Governor's Award of the State of Washington. His novel, Waxwings
, was longlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize, and his most recent work of fiction, Surveillance
, was published in 2006 to much acclaim. In 1990 Raban, a British citizen, moved from London to Seattle, where he now lives with his daughter.