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Adam Thirlwell

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Adam Thirlwell is the author of three novels, Politics, The Escape and Lurid & Cute; a novella, Kapow!; and a project with international novels that includes an essay-book – which won a Somerset Maugham Award – and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. His work is translated into 30 languages. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Their Promised Land, Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma's spellbinding story of the sustaining power of a family’s love and devotion through very dark days.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Ian Buruma pays homage to the lives and achievements of his grandparents that included helping twelve Jewish children to escape Nazi Germany and find new lives in Britain. His spellbinding story tells of the sustaining power of a family’s love and devotion through very dark days. Ian Buruma is in conversation with author Adam Thirlwell 

2005

Sunday, 13 March 2005

When Nobel Prize-winner Isaac Bashevis Singer died in 1991 aged 87, he was already a canonical American writer. Yet Singer never wrote in English, although he did edit his stories in their English translations. His fame is as a Yiddish writer who kept the language, and the lost world it sprang from, alive in the world of the imagination. For writer Adam Thirlwell, Singer's fascination is as a master storyteller with a strikingly modernist approach.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.