Guy Kennaway lives for pleasure, producing books only when all else has failed. In all of Kennaway's work he likes to find downtrodden minorities under severe pressure and then make fun of them. He is best known for One People about a Jamaican village threatened my mass US tourism, and Bird Brain about a community of optimistic pheasants. He has written for magazines and newspapers, as well as many film scripts and TV adaptations, none of which have been made. Not surprisingly he lives alone.
on Bird Brain - Tom Sharpe meets Watership Down in the hugely enjoyable story of Basil Peyton-Crumbe...Funny, astute and completely absorbing. * The Guardian * on Bird Brain - I loved it... It's a book I've been waiting for all my adult life, for it feels to me like nothing so much as a rather adult version of that other great pheasant story, Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World -- Rachel Cooke * The Observer * on Bird Brain - A wonderfully astute satire with full confidence in its own eccentricity... Ripe, rich, fun, this is a beautifully turned story, good to the very last drop * The Sunday Times * on Sunbathing Naked - Kennaway's satirical portrait of life in a small Jamaican community ripples with humour and crystal clear seas . . . like Keillor, his prose is even better read aloud. * The Independent * on Sunbathing Naked - This year's funniest, most thoroughly likeable novel. A fantastical yet believable microcosm of life. * GQ * on Sunbathing Naked - Like Garrison Keillor, but with stronger material * Arena *