Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of three novels; a novella; and a project with international novels that includes an essay-book and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney’s. He has twice been selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British novelists, in 2003 and 2013. In 2008 he received a Somerset Maugham Award, and in 2015 he received the EM Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the London editor of the Paris Review. His work has been translated into thirty languages.