By Edward St. Aubyn
Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting a whole social international" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)
Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels have been one of the most celebrated works of fiction of the earlier decade. Ecstatic compliment got here from a variety of admirers, from literary superstars corresponding to Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons akin to Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously shrewdpermanent send-up of a undeniable significant British literary award.
The judges at the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature needs to get via countless numbers of submissions to discover the simplest e-book of the yr. in the meantime, a bunch of writers are determined for Elysian awareness: the intense author and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, confident that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary international through typhoon. issues pass extraordinarily flawed while Katherine's writer by accident submits a cookery ebook as opposed to her novel; one of many judges unearths himself in the midst of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to benefit his booklet is not at the brief checklist, seeks revenge.
Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously interesting satire that cuts to the fast of a few of the private questions about where of artwork in our celebrity-obsessed tradition, and asks how we will be able to ever wish to acknowledge genuine expertise while every person has an agenda.