Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels, Politics
and The Escape
; a novella, Kapow!
; an essay-book, The Delighted States
, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s
. He has twice been selected as one of Granta
’s Best of Young British Novelists. His new novel, Lurid & Cute
, will be published in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.