Adam Thorpe was born in Paris, and brought up in India, Beirut,
England and Cameroon. After graduating from university he founded
the Equinox Travelling Theatre, touring with actors, puppets, and
mimes; during this time he received a Time Out award naming him
Mime Street Entertainer of the Year.
His first novel, Ulverton, was published to widespread
acclaim, and won the 1992 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. He has
published thirteen books since – comprising poetry, novels and
short stories – and has been translated into many languages. His
most recent novels are The Rules of Perspective, and
Between Each Breath, which was shortlisted for the South
Bank Show Award 2008. His latest poetry collection, Birds With
a Broken Wing, was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize.
He lives with his family in the south of France. Tibor Fischer,
reviewing for the Guardian, described Thorpe’s winning style as
“the foresight and guile of the seasoned storyteller, coupled with
a poet's ability to knock the language for six”
Adam Thorpe in the Boston Review.
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