Penned It Like Blissett

Football fans may remember the name Luther Blissett. He was the high-scoring striker for England's Watford who was traded to AC Milan for $1 million in 1983. After one disappointing season, he returned to England and obscurity. Now Luther Blissett is back in the headlines as the author of Q (Heinemann; 635 pages), a novel of vast inventiveness, remarkable erudition and highly peculiar origins. First published in Italy in 1999, the book has become a best seller from Austria to Argentina. The British edition appeared earlier this month, and negotiations are now under way for one in the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!