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A.M. Homes

The career of author A.M. Homes has gone from strength to strength as she has come to dominate the contemporary American fiction landscape. Two of her early works, Jack and The Safety of Objects were converted to successful films, and she now develops television shows for HBO and CBS.

Her 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.

Compared to the work of John Cheever in the New York Times, the book won the 2013 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction). It’s a biting satire of suburban life in the US, where Nixon expert Harry Silver finds himself abruptly thrust into his older brother’s place and must learn to cope with a twisted rural community weirder than anything he could have encountered in the city.

With six novels, two short-story collections and two non-fiction books behind her, including the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter, about the first meeting with her birth mother, plus several TV shows in development, A.M. Homes is a prolific, cutting-edge author not to be missed.


Portrait of Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while Nine Days (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and named in Kirkus Review’s Top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.

Portrait of A.M. Homes

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 travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill.


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