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"The Last Tiger presents the reader with a unique storyline that takes historical fiction to a new dimension."

                                                                                                      -Col Bailey, author of Shadow of the Thylacine


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"Black does such an excellent job of showing the tigers in the wild and making them seem real, important and wonderfully strange ... It's a pretty impressive recreation of an animal we know very little about."

-The Guardian


"A rare and heartfelt fable of an immigrant boy torn between his fears for an endangered species and the father who's employed to kill off what remains of that breed."

- Paul Sayer, Whitbread-winning author


"A real departure from the dark arts of crime fiction but a successful one as it creates a genuinely engaging picture of strangers in a strange land, as well as carving a haunting space between historical reality and timeless fable."

-Nick Barlay, Granta 'Best of Young British Novelists'


"In this, his next book, Tony Black demonstrates what a talented and versatile writer he is ... His prose is at times spare and at times poetic as Tony delivers up a fascinating and moving novel."

-Michael Malone, author of The Guillotine Choice


"This book is extraordinary. A bold story and an absolute treat."



"Striking, wildcard originality."

-Sydney Morning Herald


"What an absolutely amazing and fascinating tale this was – beautifully written, absolutely captivating and with an emotional resonance that will stick with me forever.'"

-Liz Loves Books


"Very well executed ... Delivered with insight, this tale of society’s outsiders is poignant and moving."

-The Big Issue


"The Last Tiger is Tony Black's most brilliant and resonant novel so far."

-Barry Graham, Winner of the American Library Association book of the year


"Unexpected, moving and magical. A new direction for Tony Black, and a bold one too."

-International bestseller, Emlyn Rees 


"The Last Tiger is beautifully told - the nearest a novel could come to poetry."

-Goodreads, five-star review


"The Last Tiger will bruise your heart and prowl in your mind. A lyrical, mystical masterpiece."

-Creative Novocaine

Shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize