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Adam Thirlwell

Adam Thirlwell Eamon McCabe

Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of the novels Politics and The Escape; the novella Kapow!; a project about international novels, The Delighted States, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; and of a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in London.

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Lurid & Cute

Adam Thirlwell

A dreamy and adrenaline-fueled new novel from a two-time Granta Best Young NovelistLurid & Cute is a kind of machine for the reader’s corruption....

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Is there any such thing as revolutionary literature? Can literature, in fact, be political at all? These are the questions Roland Barthes addresses in Writing Degree Zero, his first...

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The Escape

Adam Thirlwell

'The more I knew of Haffner,' writes Adam Thirlwell in The Escape, 'the more real he became, this was true. And, simultaneously, Haffner disappeared.'  In...

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The Delighted States

Adam Thirlwell

Praised by Tom Stoppard, A.S. Byatt, and critics in the U.S. and the U.K., Thirlwell assembles a playful compendium of anecdotes, photographs, illustrations, lists, indices, appendices, and more to show how even the most stylistically dense novels (of Flaubert, Joyce, Nabokov and others) can in fact always be translated. 

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