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..

Pilcrow

Adam Mars-Jones

James Wood writes:

In 1948, Tennessee Williams published a short story (and collection of the same title) called ‘One Arm’. It is about Oliver Winemiller, a magnificent young navy boxer who ...

Noriko Smiling

Adam Mars-Jones

From the publisher:

‘Late Spring, directed and co-written by Yasujiro Ozu, was released in 1949, which makes it an old film, or a film that has been new for a long time...’ So begins this ...

Cedilla

Adam Mars-Jones

From the publisher:

In Cedilla our physically-challenged hero launches himself into the worlds of international travel, spiritual enlightenment and higher education, tackling friendships and ...