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Randall, or The Painted Grape

UK Publisher: Galley Beggar Press

Beginning in the early 1990s, Randall is a satirical alternative history of the heady years of Cool Britannia and the emergence of the Young British Artists. It asks what would have happened if Damien Hirst had never arrived? If someone else had become the most notorious and influential young British artist? And what if that someone had been more talented, more provocative, more outrageous? And far, far funnier?

Randall was longlisted for the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize.

‘A cool book with a big heart’ Anjali Joseph

‘Gibbs has produced the sort of novel you pray for as a reviewer . . . Galley Beggar Press [have] had recent success with A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. Randall, I’d contend, is a better novel’ Tibor Fischer in the Guardian

‘Long awaited and well worth the wait’ Geoff Dyer

Jonathan Gibbs is a writer, critic and lecturer based in London. His first novel Randall, or The Painted Grape was published to...