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Adam Thirlwell


UK flag (b.1978)

Adam Thirlwell was born in 1978. His first novel, Politics, was translated into thirty languages. In 2003, he was chosen as one of Granta's Best British Novelists under forty. He lives in London.
 
Novels
   Politics (2003)
   The Escape (2009)
   Kapow! (2012)
   Lurid & Cute (2013)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2003) : Politics


Adam Thirlwell recommends
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Sea Monsters (2019)
Chloe Aridjis
"I love the way Chloe Aridjis creates her own worlds in prose, and I especially love how Sea Monsters has invented the world of adolescence and its reveries: violent and tender, logical and dreamlike – a twenty-first century essay disguised as a nineteenth-century fable."
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The Appointment (2020)
Katharina Volckmer
"The Appointment is a wonderful first novel—at once savage and precise, hypercomical and furious. It has all the authority of true chutzpah."