Thursday, 19 January 2017


'One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time’



‘Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart’



‘Heartwarming, funny and special.

I devoured this cracking book’


‘Not just a great plot, but a rare

sense of honesty and insight’



‘A wonderful novel that tugs at your heart’



‘A heartwarming and wise story’



‘Tremendously moving’


‘A wonderful read’



Keith Stuart


Published on 5th January 2017 | Paperback and eBook price £7.99



A beautiful, funny and surprising story of family and love, perfect for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls’ Us and Nick Hornby’s About a Boy.

MEET THIRTY SOMETHING DAD, ALEX… He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself.

MEET EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SAM… To him the world is a puzzle he can't solve on his own.

When Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other… When life starts to tear one family apart, can they put themselves back together, one piece at a time?

A Boy Made of Blocks is a beautiful, funny and heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author’s own experiences with his autistic son.


In 2012 one of KEITH STUART's two sons was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The ramifications felt huge. But then Keith and both boys started playing videogames together - especially Minecraft. Keith had always played games and, since 1995, has been writing about them, first for specialist magazines like Edge and PC Gamer then, for the last ten years, as games editor for the Guardian. The powerful creative sharing as a family and the blossoming of communication that followed informed his debut novel.

For further information please contact:

Kirsteen Astor, Publicity Director | 020 3122 6621

Clara Diaz, Press Officer, | 020 3122 6565 | @keefstuart | #MadeofBlocks

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