Roger Curtis spent most of his childhood in west London. After graduation he worked in Africa, in the pharmaceutical industry, in scientific research and, before retirement, in government service. He is married with two adult children and currently lives in Suffolk. His recent published works include a collection of short plays and a novel, From Higher Places (Matador, 2017).
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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