Book cover for The Dreaming Swimmer

The Dreaming Swimmer



08 May 2014
226 pages
Imprint: Picador


He writes like a prophet and he can satirise folly in high places with a touch as elegant as Oscar Wilde . . . There isn't a word wasted
A well-balanced show of wit, intellect and glorious observation
No one wields a joke more punchily than he does. And the wide capacity for warmth towards all sorts of experience - from Billy Connolly to Primo Levi - is impressively exemplary in our culturally divided and divisive times
Very funny . . . breathtakingly good literary essays. Mr James is excellent on television - when he is on it, or reviewing it