Adam Foulds wins European Union Prize for Literature

UEA alumnus Adam Foulds is one of twelve winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature, announced this week at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Adam (pictured) completed the Poetry MA in 2000 and published his first novel, ‘The Truth About These Strange Times’, in 2007, winning a Betty Trask Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. His verse novella, ‘The Broken Word’, was published in 2008 and won the Costa Poetry Award, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His most recent novel, ‘The Quickening Maze’, was shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and was the winner of the Encore Award and the South Bank Show literature prize. Each winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, which recognises the best new or emerging authors in the EU, receives €5,000 and the opportunity to have their work translated. Adam has won the award for ‘The Quickening Maze’.

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