Known for his historic novels set in France including Birdsong and Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks was born on 20 April, 1953 in Donnington, Berkshire. He has also written more contemporary novels including a continuation of the James Bond series in Devil May Care and of P.G. Wodehouse’s beloved character, Jeeves, in Jeeves and the Wedding Bells.
Sebastian’s father was a soldier, solicitor and judge, which inspired much of his writing. He studied in Berkshire before reading English at Cambridge (where he was made an honorary fellow in 2007). After graduating, he lived in France for a year and then worked as a journalist. He published his debut novel, A Trick of the Light, in 1984 and became a full-time author after the success of 1993’s Birdsong (which was adapted into a BBC drama starring Eddie Redmayne in 2012). A big fan of West Ham United, Sebastian enjoys playing tennis in his spare time and is a wine connoisseur.
Sebastian Faulks, a master of literary fiction, presents Week in December, a powerfully woven tale of seven London-based contemporary characters who choose to brush aside their various troubles, resulting in a gripping climax. It's the week before Christmas, 2007, and Faulks pieces his characters together with complex skill. As their lives cross in a fragmented society, each of the seven carefully constructed individuals fail to tackle the realities of their lives, despite the writing very much being on the wall.