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									Jasper FfordeJasper Fforde
A former Hollywood film exec, Jasper Fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a "grown up J. K. Rowling" with his literary fantasies The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.

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Jasper Fforde
Current Home:
Brecon, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
Date of Birth:
January 11, 1961
Place of Birth:
London, United Kingdom
Left school at 18

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								Thursday Next: First Amongst Sequels, Author: 
								Jasper Fforde.

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Thursday Next: First Amongst Sequels
by Jasper Fforde
Literary sleuth Thursday Next is out to save literature in the fifth installment of the wildly popular series. It's been fourteen years since Thursday pegged out at the 1988 SuperHoop, and Friday is now a difficult sixteen-year-old. However, Thursday's got bigger problems... and must travel to the outer limits of acceptable narrative possibilities to triumph against increasing odds.
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								The Eyre Affair, Author: 
								Jasper Fforde.
*  The Eyre Affair (2002)
*  Lost in a Good Book (2003)
*  Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel (2004)
*  Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel (2004)
*  The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime (2005)
*  The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime (2006)
*  Thursday Next: First Amongst Sequels (2007)

*  See the Jasper Fforde chronology

Literary Insiders, Literally

Fforde revealed in our interview that "The names of my editors and agents are all hidden in the text of my books -- sometimes as anagrams, other times spelt out but bisected by punctuation. My U.K. editor appears as the Welsh bookshop assistant Haelwyn the Book in The Eyre Affair -- she has the in-joke line: 'Every day I read stories, now I can be in one!'"

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								Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel, Author: 
								Jasper Fforde.

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Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel
by Jasper Fforde
Fforde presents the latest adventures of literary sleuth Thursday Next as she chases down some of the best-loved characters in fiction, fighting dangerous foes and making friends along the way.

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								Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Author: 
								Lewis Carroll.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
When asked what book has most influenced him, Fforde named Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. "I think the mix of highbrow and nonsense greatly appealed to me," Fforde reflects. "Lewis Carroll was an extremely intelligent man yet could make humorous connections in his writings that are as fresh, full of genuine charm, and as delightful now as they were in the late 19th century." Read our interview with Fforde to learn more about his all favorite books, including:

*Diary of a Nobody  by George and Weedom Grossmith
*Slaughterhouse-Five  by Kurt Vonnegut
*Catch-22  by Joseph Heller
*To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
*Learn more in our interview with Fforde