Adam Thirlwell

b. 1978

Adam Thirlwell was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Adam Thirlwell is the author of three novels, Politics (2003), The Escape (2009) and Lurid & Cute (2015); a novella, Kapow! (2012); and a project with international novels that includes an essay book, Miss Herbert (2007), and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. His work has been translated into 30 languages. Adam has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2008, and was the recipient in 2015 of the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the London Editor of The Paris Review.

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