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Tim Lott

Tim Lott

Tim Lott was born in Southall, West London in 1956. After a career in journalism, his first book, The Scent of Dried Roses, a memoir, was published in 1996 and won the PEN/JR Ackerley Prize for Autobiography.  His first novel, White City Blue, (1999) a contemporary portrait of friendship and rivalry between a group of young single men, won the Whitbread First Novel Award. It was followed by Rumours of Hurricane (2002), a portrait of working class life in Britain in the 1980’s, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award.  

The Love Secrets of Don Juan (2003) explored the emotional terrain of divorce in middle age, while The Seymour Tapes (2005) was an experimental novel dealing with modern surveillance and its impact on family life.  

His first Young Adult novel, Fearless, was published in 2007 by Walker Books. It is a mythic, political, dystopian fable a group of 1000 girls confined to an Institute in a time of terror.  Fearless was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book award and won a number of local and regional school awards.

His latest novel, Under the Same Stars (April 2012) tells the story of two estranged brothers travelling across America in search of the father who abandoned them 20 years previously.

Tim Lott appears on TV and Radio as a commentator and critic. His authored documentary, The New Middle Classes was broadcast on BBC Four. He writes for a wide range of national magazines and newspapers and is a prolific travel journalist.

He lives in Kensal Green, North West London, with his wife, Rachael, a lecturer in English. He has four daughters, ranging in age between 5 and 18 years.

His column on family matters appears weekly in the Guardian Family section.

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ABBA: Case No 584938657 (B) The Imperial State of Newave vs Ulvaeus

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Presided by Judge JoepublicCounsel for the Prosecution: Anne R. Quay, QCCounsel for the Defence: Joecon Sumer THE ABBA TAPES Transcription by TIM LOTT ...

Be Bop Deluxe: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Tim Lott, Sounds, April 1977

Be Bop 'N Boredom ...

Boney M: Babylon on a Thin Wire

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, December 1978

TIM LOTT meets the lead voice of Boney M, Liz Mitchell ...

David Bowie: 'Heroes' (RCA PL 12622)

Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Bowie and blind faith ...

David Bowie, Eddie & The Hot Rods: The Thin White Duke Has Gone. Here's The New David Bowie

Report and Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, September 1977

THE TONE is final. This negative is as impenetrable as it is predictable. "No." ...

Amanda Lear: Blood Sex and Lears

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

IN 1973 I fell in love. She was a photograph, a blue-black animal with a panther on a leash. She was with another, a man ...

Talking Heads: David Byrne: Talking Off The Top Of His Head

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, February 1978

I HAVE THIS talking head in front of me. In his talking mouth he is spooning scrambled eggs and bacon. So much for input. The ...

X-Ray Spex: Maturity Is Next: X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents (EMI)

Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, November 1978

SOUNDS FOR sophisticated head-bangers, noises for Nembuthal nights. X-Ray Spex carry the standard of 1977 (which reads fun) on the flagpole of 1979 (constructed from ...

X-Ray Spex: Vortex, London

Live Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Tell Laura I love her ...

XTC: An Everyday Story Of Country Punks

Report and Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

TIM LOTT visits them at The Manor ...

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