Marina Lewycka was born in Kiel, Germany, after the Second World War, and moved to England with her family when she was about a year old. Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, has sold more than a million copies in the UK alone and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, longlisted for the Man Booker and won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction and the Waverton Good Read Award. Marina Lewycka lives in Sheffield.
Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror * The Times Literary Supplement * Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life . . . could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive * Sunday Times, on Two Caravans * Delightful, funny, touching . . . A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting * Spectator, on A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian * Lively . . . a joy to read * The Times, on The Lubetkin Legacy * Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer * Time Out * Lewycka has carved out a reputation for tackling Big Topics with wit and humour * Radio Times *