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Ned Beauman was born in 1985 in London. His debut novel Boxer, Beetle won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. His second novel The Teleportation Accident was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and a Somerset Maugham Award. His third novel Glow was published in 2014. He has been chosen by the Culture Show as one of the twelve best new British novelists and by Granta as one of the 20 best of British novelists under 40. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.