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Adam Foulds was born in 1974 and lives in south London. He is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia and his poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines. His first novel, The Truth About These Strange Times, was published in 2007.
Shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2010. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009. A fictionalised account of an asylum on the edge of Epping Forest where the poet John Clare spent some time. Tennyson visits the asylum adding that extra sense of reality but it is the story of the doctor Matthew Allen and his humane care for the patients in a time where such care was rare that makes this novel a pleasure to read.
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2008.Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "This heart-stopping story about the Mau Mau uprising brings hidden conflicts of conscience, race and class to the surface in a brutally compelling narrative."
A novel about the brutality of fame and what happens when fandom turns to obsession, from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Quickening Maze Henry Banks, a brilliant, anxiously ambitious young actor prepared to go to any length for a role, is finally on the brink of achieving serious celebrity. However, Henry has - unwittingly - become an important part of the life of recently-divorced Kristin. Sitting in her beautiful, empty Philadelphia home, Kristin's obsession with Henry grows and she becomes convinced they are destined to be together. Flying to London she resolves to bring their relationship to fruition no matter what the cost... 'This mordantly clever story about fame, fantasy and narcissism is deliciously funny... Foulds is a very fine writer' Observer
Henry Banks, a brilliant but narcissistic young actor, is prepared to go to any length for a role, to capitalise on his successes in television drama by securing the lead in the latest film by a celebrated Spanish director. He is on the brink of the next step - very close to achieving intellectual credibility and some serious celebrity. However, Henry has - unwittingly - become an important part of the life of recently-divorced Kristin: someone who is also on the brink. Sitting in her beautiful, empty Philadelphia home, Kristin is obsessed with the handsome English actor and convinced they are destined to be together. She resolves to fly to London and bring their relationship to fruition. Dream Sequence explores what it is to live at our current moment, with its porous borders between the inner and the outer life, and is a stunning, terrifying drama about psychological damage, stalking, and the perils of celebrity.
Dobitnik nagrade Encore i European Union Prize for LiteratureUA i izbor za nagrade Man Booker i Walter ScottVrijeme vukova prati A etiri razliA ite sudbine uhvaA ene u krvavi vrtlog Drugog svjetskog rata. Dok ambiciozni Englez Will sanja o politiA kom usponu koji A e mu rat omoguA iti, a Amerikanac Ray o filmovima koje A e snimati ako preA ivi, na Siciliji se drevni obiA aji i mafijaA ki obraA uni sukobljavaju s novim vremenom i novim zakonima.Poetska slika uA asa rata koja se razvija do vrhunca napeto poput politiA kog trilera... Sjajan roman. - Financial TimesSnaA no i uvjerljivo djelo, potresno i uznemirujuA e. - ScotsmanPrevela s engleskoga Maja A oljanAdam Foulds roA en je 1974. Magistrirao je kreativno pisanje na SveuA iliA tu East Anglia i sad A ivi u juA nom Londonu. Prvi roman, The Truth About These Strange Times, objavio je 2007., a 2008. iziA la mu je epska pjesma The Broken Word te je iste godine dobio nagradu Costa za poeziju, nagradu Sunday Timesa za mladog pisca godine, nagradu Somerset Maugham, nagradu Southbank Show za knjiA evnost i nagradu Betty Trask. Roman A ivi labirint uA ao je u uA i izbor za nagradu Man Booker 2009. TreA i Fouldsov roman, In The Wolf 's Mouth, koji slijedi sudbinu A etvorice muA karaca u uA asu i kaosu Drugog svjetskog rata, uA ao je 2015. u uA i izbor za nagradu Walter Scott.
From the author of the Man Booker shortlisted The Quickening Maze In the Wolf's Mouth follows the lives of four very different men, all of them navigating the chaos and horror brought about by the Second World War. Fighting for the Allies are Will Walker, an ambitious English Field Security Officer and Ray Marfione, a wide-eyed Italian-American infantryman who dreams of home and the movies. Meanwhile in Sicily, Angilu, a young shepherd caught up in corruption and Ciro Albanese, a sinister Mafioso, are fighting their own battles with devastating consequences.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize After a lifetime's struggle with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, in 1840 the nature poet John Clare is incarcerated. The asylum, in London's Epping Forest, is run on the reformist principles of occupational therapy. At the same time, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and became entangled in the life of the asylum. This historically accurate, intensely lyrical novel, describes the asylum's closed world and Nature's paradise outside the walls: Clare's dream of home, of redemption, of escape.
A brilliant, touching and funny debut about an extraordinary friendship, a kidnapping, memory championships and a Russian bride Saul Dawson-Smith can memorise the sequence of a shuffled deck of cards in under a minute; he can recite pi to a thousand decimal places and he remembers every conversation he's ever had. He is ten years old. Howard McNamee is twenty-eight: lonely, overweight and poorly educated. He lives far from the scene of his difficult Glasgow childhood, in the home he shared with his mother. Struggling to pay his rent with a succession of menial jobs, Howard comes home each day and talks to the late Mrs McNamee, as he sits in front of the wardrobe that still contains her clothes. These two solitary people find themselves forming an unlikely friendship, as Howard is taken under the wing of Saul's parents, thrust into a life in London (where he tries to navigate a bewildering new city and accidentally acquires a Russian internet fiancee), and Saul prepares himself for the World Memory Championships - the event he has been training for his whole life. But as the pressure mounts on the young boy Howard realises he must act to save his small friend from a life of unbearable expectation. The decision he reaches turns all of their lives upside down. Saul and Howard embark on an extraordinary adventure: the road trip they take together is an exhilarating escape-bid, a journey into Howard's past and a bewitchingly strange voyage of discovery for man and boy.