Adam Mars-Jones's Pilcrow is a wonderful and much-anticipated coming-of-age story from an acclaimed literary author.
About the Author
Adam Mars-Jones's first book of stories, Lantern Lecture
, was published in 1981 and won a Somerset Maugham Award. In 1983 and again in 1993 he was named one of Granta
's Best of Young British Novelists, despite not having produced a novel at the time. His Zen status as an acclaimed novelist without a novel was dented by the appearance of The Waters of Thirst
, and can only suffer further with the appearance of Pilcrow.