Edward St. Aubyn





Edward St. Aubyn

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January 14, 1960

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Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He was educated at Westminster school and Keble college, Oxford University. He is the author of six novels, the most recent of which, ‘Mother’s Milk’, was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, won the 2007 Prix Femina Etranger and won the 2007 South Bank Show award on literature.

His first novel, ‘Never Mind’ (1992) won the Betty Trask award. This novel, along with ‘Bad News’ (1992) and ‘Some Hope’ (1994) became a trilogy, now collectively published under the title ‘Some Hope’.

His other fiction consists of ‘On the Edge’ (1998) which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and A Clue to the Exit (2000).


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Never Mind (The Patrick Mel...
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Mother's Milk
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At Last
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Bad News (The Patrick Melro...
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Lost for Words
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Some Hope: A Trilogy
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Some Hope (The Patrick Melr...
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A Clue to the Exit
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On the Edge
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“People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering.”
Edward St. Aubyn

“Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.”
Edward St. Aubyn, The Patrick Melrose Novels

“Surely: the adverb of a man without an argument.”
Edward St. Aubyn, Bad News



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