Adam Mars-Jones

Literary Birthday – 26 October – Adam Mars-Jones

Happy Birthday, Adam Mars-Jones, born 26 October 1954.


  1. When you’re writing about the dead, you have the last word.
  2. I started the memoir because I joined in with a creative writing student exercise.
  3. First, I don’t think writers are born, and second, I don’t think there’s anything anti-family about writing.

Adam Mars-Jones is a British novelist and literary critic. His fiction includes the collections of short stories, Lantern Lecture, his first book, which was a winner of a Somerset Maugham Award. His first novel, The Waters of Thirst, was published in 1993. In 2015 he published the autobiographic Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father about his relationship with his father.

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Stuart, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th October 2018