Anger, Romance and Comedy

Jon Canter, Lana Citron, Rudolph Delson

28/02/2008 1:15 pm
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The characters in Jon Canter, Lana Citron and Rudolph Delson’s novels seem to be mostly bewildered at life, often angry. They meet romance by accident as they certainly can’t believe in it being either misanthropic or disillusioned. The results are hilarious. They’ve been compared to Woody Allen, Nora Ephron and Tony Parson.

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Jon Canter

Jon Canter is the author of two comic novels, Seeds of Greatness and A Short Gentleman and currently writing the third. He also writes stand-up comedy with Lenny Henry and regular comment pieces for The Guardian.

Lana Citron

Known for her quirky, poetic stories, where there are no conventional, ‘happy ever-after’s’, Lana Citron is the author of five novels, Sucker, Spilt Milk, Transit, The Honey Trap and The Brodsky Touch. Other works include; short stories and poetry - anthologised and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, the award-winning short film, ‘I was the Cigarette Girl,’ and the radio play, ‘Love Saboteur’. A trained actress she has appeared on TV, theatre and film. She has also performed as a stand-up comic and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

Rudolph Delson

Except for a brief stint in Berlin, where Rudolph Delson earned money by selling subscriptions to his occasionally risqué personal letters, he has made a living, miscellaneously, as a paralegal, a law clerk, and a litigation associate. He quit his job at the law firm on the eve of his thirtieth birthday to write his first novel, Maynard and Jennica.

Francesca Segal


Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her debut novel, The Innocents, won the Costa First Novel Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Awkward Age (‘smart soulful and compelling’ Nick Hornby) was published in 2017. She lives in London with her husband and twin girls.