Grant Gillespie

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Grant Gillespie is an actor, novelist, and screenwriter who lives in the dirty beating heart of Soho, London.

His début novel, The Cuckoo Boy, was published in 2010. He is currently working on his second novel.

Praise for The Cuckoo Boy:

'Gillespie explores the chasm between how children and adults perceive the world and the devastating consequences of falling through this gap. The Cuckoo Boy is a savage indictment of hypocrisy and forced social convention.' Observer

‘[An] emotionally visceral debut. The spectre of Lionel Shriver’s Kevin is omnipresent, particularly in the black comedy and ambiguous aspects of the tale, yet this is a confident, impressive work in its own right.' Guardian

‘A dark and elegant story of childhood, The Cuckoo Boy is horrifying and disarmingly funny. A book to keep you awake at night.’ Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice

'A fabulous concoction of emotions and observations, lots of nature versus nurture ponderings and a razor-sharp narrative voice to die for, which all adds up to my first truly un-put-downable new novel of the year to date. Stop all the reading clocks… The Cuckoo Boy is here.'  Dovegreyreader