Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964 to a French mother and an English father. She studied modern and medieval languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published several novels, including Chocolat. Her books are now published in over fifty countries and have won a number of British and international awards. Her new novel, DIFFERENT CLASS, is on sale now. She is an honorary Fellow of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science. She works from a shed in her garden and lives with her husband and daughter in a little wood in Yorkshire.

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    [post_content] => Editor's Note: We've been fans of Joanne Harris since CHOCOLAT hit the shelves. Her latest novel, DIFFERENT CLASS, veers into psychological suspense reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith—and we couldn't be more excited. We're thrilled to have her on Off the Shelf to share her picks of from the genre featuring unhinged narrators to haunt your dreams.

 

Being a lover of troubled and complex characters, I want to share a list of books I love that have unreliable narrators. Uncertain of their world, they have all reshaped it in their own ways, often with startling and disturbing results. Their voices are intimate, quirky, unique; their motivations unfathomable. We may not always like these darkly ingenious creations, and yet their stories pursue us from the page, and more often than not, into our dreams...


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