Lost for Words PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Lost for Words free pdf From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition. Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller. Over the next few weeks they must read hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year, and so the judges spar, cajole and bargain in order that their chosen title gets the recognition it deserves. Meanwhile, a host of authors are desperate for Elysian glory, including brilliant writer and serial heart-breaker Katherine Burns, lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black, and Sonny, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Lost for Words is razor-sharp and fabulously entertaining. It cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda.

About Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.

Details Book

Author : Edward St. Aubyn
Publisher : Picador
Data Published : 08 May 2014
ISBN : 0330454226
EAN : 9780330454223
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Lost for Words



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • How I Became a Famous Novelist free pdfHow I Became a Famous Novelist

    A razor-sharp evisceration of celebrity culture and literary fame. How I Became a Famous Novelist is a satirical novel masquerading as a tell-all memoir. Sick of life as he knows it..


  • The Judges Testify of Christ and Give Us Hope free pdfThe Judges Testify of Christ and Give Us Hope

    This book is intended to help us discover how Judges testifies of Jesus. the Christ. and to determine how we may be comforted with hope as a result of the things we learn from Judges. Furthermore knowing that Christ in you is the hope of glory will transform your life: 1..


  • Interpreting Literature with Children free pdfInterpreting Literature with Children

    This volume on interpreting literature with children covers subjects including: literary elements in prose and poetry- talking about literature- culture and class in children's literature- gender in children's literature- and interpreting literature through writing..


  • Lost for Words  free pdfLost for Words

    Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon. "Los Angeles Times")Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade..


  • Elysian Fields free pdfElysian Fields

    "Elysian Fields" by Suzanne Johnson is the fun. fast-paced third book in the Sentinels of New Orleans. a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards. mermen. and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and "fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams" ("Booklist) "and "RT Bookreviews" agrees that "for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse..


  • Lost for Words free pdfLost for Words

    . From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition. Each of the judge