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About the Writer
* Interview
* Good to Know
*Chronology
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									Dan RhodesDan Rhodes
Dubbed nothing less than "the best new writer in Britain" by The Guardian, Dan Rhodes was selected as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists and tapped by the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program in 2003.

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Fact File

Name:
Dan Rhodes
Current Home:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Date of Birth:
February 26, 1972
Place of Birth:
Croydon, Surrey, England
Education:
B.A., University of Glamorgan, 1994; M.A., University of Glamorgan, 1998





Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers

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								Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey, Author: 
								Dan Rhodes.

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Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey
by Dan Rhodes
From our editors: "Rhodes's first novel derives its power from a masterful subtlety and ingenious characterization. He serves up a lonely, bitter old queen of a protagonist: a has-been composer, a British expat living in self-imposed exile with his faithful mongrel companion, Timoleon Vieta.... Rhodes renders his characters with gritty honesty, deadly beauty, and a dark existential humor at every bend in the road." (Fall 2003 Selection)

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Inspirational Anecdote

"Timoleon Vieta Come Home was turned down by its original British publisher because they said it ‘would not stand up to critical scrutiny’," Rhodes recalls in our exclusive interview. "I had to spend a miserable year ferociously defending it, and I eventually wrestled it away from them and found another publisher, one who saw where my writing was coming from and appreciated it. If there’s anything inspirational to be found in this dismal anecdote it’s that there’s a real possibility that people who tell you that your work is worthless are badly wrong. So stuff them to hell and back."



A Major Influence

Rhodes's Reading Recommendations

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								The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Author: 
								Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
In our interview, Rhodes recalls "a book that blew me away and made me oblivious to everything going on around me... The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I have no idea if I would appreciate these stories as much now, but at the time they really made me realize what wonderful thing books could be."

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								Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance, Author: 
								Johnny Rogan.

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Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance
by Johnny Rogan
We asked Rhodes to share some of his personal reading recommendations with us. On his list: "the story of The Smiths -- the best band ever to walk the planet." Read on to learn more about Rhodes's favorite books, including:

*Zazie in the Metro  by Raymond Queneau
*A Confederacy of Dunces  by John Kennedy Toole
*Hopscotch  by Julio Cortázar
*Peyton Amberg  by Tama Janowitz
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