Jake Arnott

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Jake Arnott (born 1961) is a British novelist, author of The Long Firm and four other novels. In 2005 Arnott was ranked one of Britain's 100 most influential gay and lesbian people; but since 2005 he has been in a heterosexual relationship with the formerly lesbian writer and novelist, Stephanie Theobald. In May 2001 he was included in a list of the fifty most influential gay men in Britain it was declared that ' he is widely regarded as one of Britain's most promising novelist, quite regardless of sexuality'. Arnott was born in Buckinghamshire. Having left Aylesbury Grammar School at 17, he had various jobs including labourer, mortuary technician, artist's model, theatrical agency assistant, actor with the Red Ladder Theatre Company in Leeds and appeared as a mummy in the film The Mummy. He came out as bisexual in his twenties. His sister, Deborah Arnott, is Chief Executive of the campaigning charity Action on Smoking and Health, ASH. All of the novels by Jake Arnott are engaged in the excavation of secret histories in the teasing out and restoration of events that have taken place beneath the surface of society.
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