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Lost For Words

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition.

Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller.

Over the next few weeks they must read hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year, and so the judges spar, cajole and bargain in order that their chosen title gets the recognition it deserves. Meanwhile, a host of authors are desperate for Elysian glory, including brilliant writer and serial heart-breaker Katherine Burns, lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black, and Sonny, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm.

Lost for Words is razor-sharp and fabulously entertaining. It cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-374-28029-0 / 978-0-374-28029-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Title: Lost For Words
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ISBN: 0-330-45422-6 / 978-0-330-45422-3 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45423-4 / 978-0-330-45423-0 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-250-06921-1 / 978-1-250-06921-4 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-5098-0410-2 / 978-1-5098-0410-8 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-5098-0411-0 / 978-1-5098-0411-5 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4272-6272-1 / 978-1-4272-6272-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
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