Author of the Month: Adam Mars-Jones
In celebration of the release of his memoir Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father, Adam Mars-Jones is our Author of the Month for September. Adam Mars-Jones's first book of short stories Lantern Lecture won a Somerset Maugham award in 1981, and was followed by The Darker Proof (co-written with Edmund White) and Monopolies of Loss, two books that came to define the Aids epidemic for a generation. As well as being a novelist, short-story writer, essayist and memoirist, Mars-Jones is a prolific reviewer, not least for the London Review of Books, and was the first ever winner of the Hatchet Job of the Year award in 2012 for his review of Michael Cunningham's By Nightfall. His most recent works of fiction, Pilcrow and Cedilla, chronicle the life of John Cromer, one of the most intriguing heroes in modern British literature..