September 10, 2009
Adam Foulds has become one of six novelists on the prestigious Man Booker Prize shortlist, announced today.
The son of Rabbi Michael Foulds of New Essex Masorti congregation, Adam Foulds has won consistent praise for his work. The Quickening Maze, his third novel, is an outsider on the Booker Prize shortlist at 10-1. The winning novel, whose author will receive a £50,000 prize, will be announced on October 6.
As an “Essex boy”, Adam Foulds has turned his attention to real events for The Quickening Maze, set in and around the High Beach Asylum in Epping Forest in 1840.