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A.M. Homes

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A.M. Homes’ latest novel, May We Be Forgiven, began life as a short story commissioned by Zadie Smith. Salman Rushdie calls it ‘flat-out amazing’. Jeanette Winterson is a fan.

Homes has long had a devoted US following for her surreal suburban satires. With this surprise bestseller about a man who inherits his brother’s family in the strangest of ways (involving adultery, murder and prison), she’s become a worldwide literary star.

Often compared to Cheever and Updike, she pioneers her own distinctive brand of satire, veering between irony and sincerity, doom and redemption. Along the way, she coolly observes the absurdities of contemporary life.

In conversation with Jenny Niven.

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Jenny Niven

Jenny Niven was the Wheeler Centre’s Associate Director. She is currently Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Languages at Creative Scotland. Jenny came to Australia in early 2010 after 6 years in Beijing, where she directed the events program at The Bookworm, China’s foremost Engli... Read more

A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter, as well as the... Read more

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