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Martin Booth


Martin Booth (1944-2004) was a novelist, critic, biographer, children's books author, and social historian. 

Mr. Booth completed his acclaimed memoir of his childhood in Hong Kong, Gweilo (published in America as Golden Boy), shortly before his death. Among his notable novels were Hiroshima Joe, based on the real-life story of adown-and-out Briton who had survived the Nagasaki atomic raid; The Industry of Souls, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize; and A Very Private Gentleman, which was adapted into The American.