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Adam Foulds Archive
Quantity & Format
6 boxes Mixed
Foulds, Adam
Administrative/Biographical history
Adam Foulds is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and of St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he studied English. He received the Harper-Wood Fellowship from St John's College, Cambridge.

His first novel, 'The Truth About These Strange Times' (2007), is about the relationship between Howard, a Scottish loner, and 10-year-old maths prodigy, Saul. It won the 2008 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and a 2007 Betty Trask Award.

This was followed by the long narrative poem, 'The Broken Word' (2008), about Kenya's Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s, seen through the eyes of an English schoolboy. It was shortlisted for the 2008 John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize and the 2009 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and won a Somerset Maugham Award and the 2008 Costa Poetry Award.

His second novel is 'The Quickening Maze' (2009), a part-historical part-fictional account of the relationship between John Clare, Matthew Allan - the head of Clare's mental asylum, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. It was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

In 2013 Adam Foulds was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.

Fould's third novel 'In The Wolf's Mouth' (2015) follows the lives of four men navigating the chaos and horror brought about by the Second World War. It was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2015.

Adam Foulds lives in London and Canada. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The collection is on loan to the Archives and was deposited in November 2016. Two boxes were deposited and these were transferred into 8 and then 6 boxes.
Scope and content
Notebooks; reference papers; occasional correspondence, typescripts, galley proofs and page proofs for: The Truth About These Strange Times (2007), The Broken Word (2008), The Quickening Maze (2009).
Conditions governing access
Available for private, non-commercial research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Relevant copyright permissions must be obtained before any reproductions of documents can be made. The University of Anglia does not hold copyrights for any material in this collection. Please address all copyright enquiries to Adam Foulds via the Wylie Agency.
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