ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 5, 2018
The Driver’s Seat
By (author) Muriel Spark; Introduction by Andrew O'Hagan; Series edited by Alan Taylor
Lise has had enough. She’s been working in the same accountancy firm for years and so she decides to take off abroad on the holiday of alifetime. Her quest for new experiences, sex and adventure quickly becomes a dark journey of self-destruction. Described by Muriel Spark as a`whodunnit’, The Driver’s Seat is a tour de force.This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions betweenNovember 2017 and September 2018.
Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Times placed her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006.Andrew O’Hagan was born in Glasgow in 1968 and read English at the University of Strathclyde. His first book, The Missing (1995), was shortlisted for the Esquire Award, the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award, and the McVities Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year award. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and Granta magazine.