Neil Belton: Imagining Schrodinger and his cat

Neil Belton is a highly respected non-fiction editor who has worked at Random House and Granta, and now at Faber. He is the author of a biography of human rights activist Helen Bamber (The Good Listener, Weidenfeld, 1999), but this is his first novel.

A Game with Sharpened Knives focuses on a year in the life of the physicist Erwin Schrodinger, who during and after the Second World War lived in Dublin, in an unconventional ménage with his wife and mistress.

Schrodinger is best known for his image of "Schrodinger's cat": the cat is in a metal box with a phial of cyanide, and is, according ...

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