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James MacManus graduated from St Andrews University
in Scotland in 1966 and has worked as a reporter and
foreign correspondent for a number of national newspapers
in the UK. He was the Paris correspondent,
Africa Correspondent and then Middle East correspondent
for the Guardian between 1974 and 1986. He
joined The Times in November 1992 as Assistant Editor
and took over as Managing Editor in September 1996.
He is now Managing Director of the Times Literary
Supplement. His first book, Ocean Devil, The Life and
Legend of George Hogg, has been made into a major
feature film called The Children of Huang Shi, directed
by Roger Spottiswoode. On the Broken Shore is his
first novel.