Gordon Burn was a British author and journalist known for his unique blend of fact and fiction. Born on January 16, 1948, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he wrote novels, true crime books, and cultural commentaries. His notable works include 'Alma Cogan' (1991), which won the Whitbread Book Award for first novel, and 'Happy Like Murderers' (1998), an account of the lives of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Burn was also known for his collaborations with artists such as Damien Hirst. He passed away on July 17, 2009.
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"Born Yesterday" is a unique take on the events of 2007, using them to reflect on the state of Britain. The book examines the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the floods that swept Britain, and the transition of power from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown. The author blends fact and fiction, creating a hybrid novel that offers a snapshot of a nation in transition and crisis, exploring themes of celebrity, power, and tragedy.