Harry Parker


Harry Parker  grew up in Wiltshire, England.  He served in Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009.

His debut novel,  Anatomy of a Soldier, is  unlike any other war novel. Its story is told through the view of 45 inanimate objects (a bike, dog tags, a bag of fertiliser), ‘like you could chuck them into the air and read them in any order, because that ‘s what it ‘s like to be blown up.’

It is a gripping novel, set in a chillingly realistic conflict zone.  

“”This is  a brilliant book, direct from the battle zone, where all the paraphernalia of slaughter is deployed to tell its particular and savage story.””  (Edna O’Brien)