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									Jim KeebleJim Keeble
With his deubt novel, Men and Other Mammals -- his fellow-friendly answer to Bridget Jones's Diary -- British travel writer Jim Keeble follows in the literary footsteps of Nick Hornby, creating a poignant yet laugh-out-loud world where men trip and triumph on their way to true love.

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Fact File

Jim Keeble
Current Home:
London, England
Date of Birth:
September 9, 1968
Place of Birth:
Cambridge, England
B.A., Oxford University, 1991
U.K. Travel Writer of the Year, 1995

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								Men and Other Mammals, Author: 
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Men and Other Mammals
by Jim Keeble
Our editors, on why they selected Keeble's first novel about a happening London poet looking for love as a summer 2003 Discover Great New Writers pick: "Debut novelist Jim Keeble is a master at detecting the fragile yet comic side of love, and he reminds readers that both the past and the future are seldom what they seem."

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Advice for the Aspiring

In our exclusive interview, we asked Keeble what he'd say to writers trying to make it today. He advised, "Keep writing. The strange thing I find about writing is that it is a bit like an Olympic sport. You have to keep training, even on days you don’t feel like it. And don’t be afraid to throw stuff out. I think Nabokov said the writer’s best friend is the wastepaper basket."

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								High Fidelity, Author: 
								Nick Hornby.

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High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby
"I cringed, I yelped, I cursed," said Keeble in our interview when he told us that Nick Hornby's High Fidelity was a major influence. Keeble continues, "This book struck a chord, as I think it did for many men, in encapsulating how useless the male species can be when it comes to matters of the heart."

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								War and Peace, Author: 
								Leo Tolstoy.

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War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
We asked Keeble to tell us about some of his all-time favorite books. Tolstoy's classic War and Peace made his list of best-loved books; read on to learn more about Keeble's reading recommendations, including:

*The Beach  by Alex Garland
*Anil's Ghost  by Michael Ondaatje
*Underworld  by Don DeLillo
*Love in the Time of Cholera  by Gabriel García Márquez
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