Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He read English at New College, Oxford University, where he won several prizes. He was made a fellow of All Souls College. He is an assistant editor of the arts magazine Areté.
2007 Miss Herbert (US: The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, & Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes)
2015 Lurid and Cute