Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne


Joe Dunthorne is the author of three novels. His first novel, Submarine, tells the story of a dysfunctional family living in Swansea, where Dunthorne was brought up. It was published in 2008 and has since been translated into fifteen languages. In 2011, was made into a critically acclaimed film, directed by Richard Ayoade. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published in 2011 and won multiple awards.

His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies and has featured on Channel 4, and BBC Radio 3 and 4. A pamphlet collection, Joe Dunthorne: Faber New Poets 5 was published in 2010.

The Adulterants, published this year, is Dunthorne’s third novel.

Praise for Joe Dunthorne

‘Wickedly funny’ – New Statesman

‘Dunthorne is a superbly economical writer, and one with a poet’s sensibility. He is also properly funny. There are several snort-through-your-nose moments. But throughout, the novel’s comedy is always balanced by insight and poignancy’ – The Observer


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