Tom Cox's writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Jack magazine, The Times and the Guardian, for which paper he was Pop Critic between 1999 and 2000. He is the author of two books: Nice Jumper, which was shortlisted for the 2002 National Sporting Club Best Newcomer Award, and Educating Peter. He was born in 1975 and lives with his wife in Norfolk.
At last a book about growing up populated by characters who aren't
entirely hateful. In fact Nice Jumper is knitted with real warmth
and passion, my two favourite things apart from wanking and Bowie.
And the golf stuff isn't a problem
'Hilarious...Lashings of insight, sarcasm and slapstick. Fore!' * Jack *
'The only book I have ever read, and probably the only one I ever will read, about golf. But certainly not the only book I will ever read by Tom Cox. Nice Jumper is Catcher In The Rye meets Caddyshack'
'Does for golf what Fever Pitch did for football...Funny, clever and all-too-horribly true'
'As Frank Sinatra would sing, Nice Jumper goes "Straight down the middle". How can a book about teenage boys, golf and Nottingham in the eighties be this good?" * The Times *