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Adam Haslett


Adam Haslett

Adam Haslett is the author of three works of fiction: the short story collection YOU ARE NOT A STRANGER HERE, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist; the novel UNION ATLANTIC, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize; and his most recent, the novel IMAGINE ME GONE. His books have been translated into 18 languages, and his journalism and fiction have appeared in The Financial Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly and Best American Short Stories.

He has been awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Winship Awards. In 2016, he received the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University. He lives in New York City.

Adam Haslett

Books by Adam Haslett

by Adam Haslett - Fiction

When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. IMAGINE ME GONE is the story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings struggle along with their mother to care for his increasingly troubled and precarious existence.