James Lasdun





James Lasdun

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James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York. He has published two novels as well as several collections of short stories and poetry. He has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and short-listed for the Los Angeles Times, T. S. Eliot, and Forward prizes in poetry; and he was the winner of the inaugural U.K./BBC Short Story Prize. His nonfiction has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, and the London Review of Books.


Average rating: 3.45 · 3,943 ratings · 642 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
Give Me Everything You Have...
2.81 of 5 stars 2.81 avg rating — 1,124 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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The Horned Man
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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It's Beginning to Hurt
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Seven Lies
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Besieged
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Walking and Eating in Tusca...
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Landscape With Chainsaw
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Delirium Eclipse & Other St...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings2 editions
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Three Evenings And Other St...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Water Sessions
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“People are always in various stages of different dramas when you encounter them: freshly embarked on some, halfway or more through others. One is always approaching the denouement of this or that subplot of one’s life. And you, the stranger, entering the picture in all your blundering innocence, may well be the catalyst for some long-awaited climax.”
James Lasdun, Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked

“She waded into the water, splashing it on her waist and shoulders before kicking herself free of the ground and plunging in. She swam out from the shore, covering yards with each thrust of her strong arms and legs. Her body churned the water into bronze scoops and billows that fanned out behind her, tiger-striping the surface with big ripples. Jackson watched her, his mind a jumble of desire and misgivings: the free abandon with which she plunged and twisted in the water had in it something distantly threatening as well as graceful. A dangerous self-sufficiency.”
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