Nick Harkaway

John Murray

The Blind Giant

Nick Harkaway
Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway is the author of two novels, The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker and a regular blogger for the Bookseller's FutureBook website. From 1999 to 2008, he was a jobbing scriptwriter. During that time he also wrote brochure copy for a company selling bottle-capping machinery, and the website text for an exclusive lingerie boutique. He lives in London with his wife Clare, a human rights lawyer, and his daughter Clemency.


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The Blind Giant (2012) is Harkaway's first work of non-fiction, dealing with the effect of digital change on society and what it means to be human. It was published by John Murray in May 2012. It was described by the Financial Times as 'an impressionistic and discursive journey through the internet’s possibilities and threats', and by The Big Issue as 'absolutely even-handed about it all, refreshingly non-judgmental'