Tariq Goddard
Tariq Goddard

Tariq Goddard was born in London in 1975. He read Philosophy at King's College London, and Continental Philosophy at The University of Warwick and the University of Surrey. In 2002 his first novel, 'Homage to Firing Squad' was nominated for the Whitbread (Costa) Prize and the Wodehouse-Bollinger Comic Writing Award. He was included as one of Waterstones "Faces of the Future", and the novel, whose film rights were sold, was listed as one of the Observer's Four debuts of the year. In 2003 his second novel, 'Dynamo', was cited as one of the ten best sports novels of all time by Observer Sport's Magazine. 'The Morning Rides Behind Us', his third novel was released in 2005 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Fiction. In 2010 he was awarded a development grant by The Royal Literary Fund and 'The Picture of Contented New Wealth', his fourth novel, won The Independent Publishers Award for Horror Writing. He lives with his wife on a farm in Wiltshire where they run zer0 books and an organic herb farm. 'The Message' is his fifth novel and he is currently writing his sixth, Nature and Necessity.


Books by Tariq Goddard

Message, The

Sep 2011

100 years after the Heart of Darkness and the 21st Century Empire Builders are ready for another go at Africa. 

Picture of Contented New Wealth, The

A metaphysical horror

Sep 2009

As the nineteen eighties reach their high watermark, a family realises that it is not wealth they are obsessed by, but the devil.

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