At one time, it looked as though Adam Lively were going to eclipse his mother as a literary star. Granta had named him as one of their Best 20 Young Novelists. Sing the Body Electric: A Novel in Five Movements had come out to acclaim and a fine novel it was. And then – nothing. Apart from a book on race, no more books and no novels. He was the only one of the 20 young novelists who declined to be interviewed in 2002 and the Guardian even sneered at him. Sing the Body Electric: A Novel in Five Movements is now out of print and pretty well unknown. He was born in Swansea in 1961 and went to Cambridge University before taking a Ph. D. in philosophy from Yale. He worked as a TV/radio producer and now teaches creative writing.
1988 Blue Fruit
1989 The Burnt House
1990 Parliament: The Great British Democracy Swindle
1991 The Snail
1993 Sing the Body Electric: A Novel in Five Movements
1998 Masks: Blackness, Race and the Imagination
2010 Rainy Daze (poetry)