Harry Whitehead

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Harry Whitehead worked for many years in film and TV production. He has masters degrees in creative writing and medical anthropology, and a PhD from Lancaster University. He has had a number of short stories and essays published, and teaches creative writing at the University of Leicester. THE CANNIBAL SPIRIT is his first novel and he is writing a second for Hamish Hamilton Canada.

'...This is a brave and ambitious book that sets out to retrieve lost history and turn it into high literature.' -- Tom Sandborne, Globe and Mail on THE CANNIBAL SPIRIT.

THE CANNIBAL SPIRIT Literary Fiction, 306 pages Penguin Canada - September 2011 The year is 1900. George Hunt has a white father and a native mother. He is also an assistant to the famous anthropologists Franz Boas and a collector of native artefacts for the white man’s museums. Hunt inhabits both worlds but can find no peace in either. Based on a true story.

THE CANNIBAL SPIRIT

Literary Fiction, 306 pages
Penguin Canada - September 2011

The year is 1900. George Hunt has a white father and a native mother. He is also an assistant to the famous anthropologists Franz Boas and a collector of native artefacts for the white man’s museums. Hunt inhabits both worlds but can find no peace in either. Based on a true story.