SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Men as they really are... An ingenious book from the exceptional Granta Best Young British Novelist
David Szalay is the author of four previous works of fiction- Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Born in Canada, he grew up in London, and now lives in Budapest.
All That Man Is... looks increasingly like the masterpiece of
British fiction from the past few years.
David Szalay pushed at the fault lines between the novel and short story form in All That Man Is linked tales of European masculinity in crisis, whose effect is monumentally bleak, but which contain some of the best prose to be found in English this year.
*Guardian Books of the Year*
Szalay's writing is exact and true and always subtly intelligent; this book is bracing and thrilling and chilling.
It’s a rare and wonderous event when a novel changes the way you look at the world around you; and this was the case with [All That Man Is]… A worthy winner of the Gordon Burn Prize this year. Gordon Burn would have loved it. Say no more.
*New Statesman, Book of the Year*
There is everything to relish about this intelligent, moving, thoroughly European search for the meaning of life ... It's hard to imagine reading a better book this year.