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“Spaid’s debut novel delivers a bizarre, entrancing collection of anecdotes about a man who’s inappropriately interested in his neighbors ... Spaid’s prose is strong and smart ... offbeat satire ... a magnetic stream-of-consciousness narrative.”
– Kirkus Reviews
tireless: is on the Kirkus Best Book Recommendations list, June 14th, 2013
Spaid once slept in a cemetery in Greece (it seemed like the safest place to spend the night outside). He was forced off a bus in India by window-smashing rioters. He’s been robbed, and mistaken for a thief, a priest, a concert pianist, Woody and Tony Blair. He was examined by a dentist called Dr Fang. The rest isn't silence...
BBC Radio broadcast a separate, humorous story set in South India. Like this story, the novel tireless: reflects his experiences in different countries and jobs.
He was born in Australia, moving to the UK to study at Oxford, where he did a degree in English. He has travelled in over thirty countries, working as a language tutor in Greece, Italy and Taiwan, as well as a teacher in India, Australia and the UK, where he has lived with his wife since 1997.
From the author...
tireless: celebrates the creative urge while satirizing the people who create. I wanted to write a book that would keep attention on any page you turned to, so the person who looked over your shoulder on the train to see what you were reading would only look away when their station had come.