The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne
The Adulterants is the third novel by UEA alumnus Joe Dunthorne and is published by Hamish Hamilton this week. Joe graduated from the English Literature with Creative Writing BA at UEA in 2004, and from the MA in Creative Writing in 2005, when he was the inaugural recipient of the Curtis Brown Award. His debut novel Submarine was published in 2008 and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize, the Wodehouse Bolinger Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book Award. It was translated into sixteen languages and adapted into an award-winning film directed by Richard Ayoade. His second novel Wild Abandon was published in 2011 and won the 2012 Encore Award. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber in 2010. His short stories and poems have been published in The Paris Review, The London Review of Books and McSweeney’s. He is a striker for the England Writers’ Football Team and is currently teaching on the MFA in Creative Writing at UEA.