Born Yesterday

Gordon Burn


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3 October 2019
ISBN: 9780571353637
240 pages

From the publisher

In Born Yesterday: The News as a Novel, by Gordon Burn takes on real news stories in an ambitious and innovative novel.

Born Yesterday does what the media do every day: blurring the boundaries between what is real and what has been invented. In 2007, Gordon Burn took the extraordinary news headlines from that year, and wove the strands together into an essential story for our time. The characters of these long-running reality soaps – the McCanns, Blair, Brown, Kate Middleton – are presented here in three dimensions, their stories told through revealing glimpses and startling insights.

With a new introduction by Gordon Burn’s editor, Lee Brackstone.