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Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimed The Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. In 2014 To Rise Again at a Decent Hour won the Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in upstate New York.


The first great book of the decade * GQ *
A stunner, an unnerving portrait of a man stripped of civilization's defences * New Yorker *
A writer almost uniquely in tune with modern life . . . Ferris's flashes of brilliance are many * Evening Standard *
Original, affecting. An almost unbearable love story, between remissions of intense connection and the human inevitability of parting, between the haven of marriage and all that lies beyond * Observer *
At once riveting, horrifying and deeply sad. Fiction with the force of an avalanche, snowballing unstoppably * San Francisco Chronicle *
Hugely readable, engaging, original. What an imagination - and what a memorable conceit * Literary Review *
As hard to pin down as its hero, yet as readable as The Corrections * Guardian *
Immensely readable, a grand American novel * New Statesman *
Seizes readers by the lapels with a story that feels serious and mysterious ... He has teased ordinary circumstances into something extraordinary, which is exactly what we want our fiction writers to do * Economist *
Ferris writes hauntingly on the fragility of our minds and on the compulsions that drive us, despite our best intentions * Vogue *
Brave and masterful. A writer of the first order * Boston Globe *
An accomplished and daring work * Los Angeles Times *

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