Jonathan Coe — English Novelist born on August 19, 1961,

Jonathan Coe is an English novelist and writer. His work has an underlying preoccupation with political issues, although this serious engagement is often expressed comically in the form of satire. For example, What a Carve Up! reworks the plot of an old 1960s spoof horror film of the same name. It is set within the "carve up" of the UK's resources which some feel was carried out by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative governments of the 1980s... (wikipedia)

I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood.
The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.
But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
But we are entitled to look for continuity in politics.
But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons.