Adam Thirlwell is a literary wunderkind according to British buzz. Politics, his first novel, which was published in 2003, has been translated into thirty languages. In the same year, Granta listed him among its best young British novelists, and the New York Times has referred to him as a “prodigy,” and “unstoppable.” His Delighted States also much praised, won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2008, and The Escape, just out and which FSG has characterized as a swift, sad, farce of sexual mayhem is the reason Adam comes to me. How could I resist a swift, sad farce of sexual mayhem. Tune in and meet Adam. . . at the very least he is a charming young man, and if the force be with him an icon in the making.