London, British novelist
Adam Thirlwell is a British novelist. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He has twice been named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. In 2015 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the London editor of The Paris Review.
Thirlwell read English at New College, Oxford, and was a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford between 2000 and 2007. He now lives in London. In 2011 he was the S Fischer Guest Professor of Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2015 he was announced as an Honorary Fellow of the Metaphysical Club at the Domus Academy in Milan.
Thirlwell is the author of three novels, Politics (2003), The Escape (2009) – described by Milan Kundera as “a novel where the humour is melancholic, the melancholy mischievous, and the talent startling– and Lurid & Cute (2015).