About the Author: Jim Crace is an award winning English Writer. Some of his famous works are The Gift of Stones, Quarantine, Being Dead, The Devil’s Larder, etc. Crace was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He studied at the Birmingham College of Commerce, where he was enrolled as an external student from the University of London. He has done his graduation in English Literature in 1968, post which he traveled overseas with the UK Organization Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and two years later returned to UK and started working with BBC, writing educational programmes.