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James Lasdun

James Lasdun is the author of Afternoon of a Faun, The Fall GuyThe Horned Man, and Seven Lies, several poetry and short story collections, and a memoir. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he teaches creative writing at The New School and lives in upstate New York.


Books by James Lasdun

  1. Book CoverAfternoon of a Faun: A Novel

    Taut, stylish, and psychologically acute, Afternoon of a Faun dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises.More

  2. Book CoverBesieged

    James Lasdun's two collections of short stories, Delirium Eclipse and Three Evenings, have won him outstanding praise as one of the most distinctive British writers of his generation, both as a stylist and as a storyteller.More

  3. Book CoverThe Fall Guy: A Novel

    In this taut psychological thriller, a couple and their houseguest find themselves caught in a deadly web of secrets, obsession, and revenge.More

  4. Book CoverThe Horned Man: A Novel

    "Unputdownable... a masterpiece of chilling, mesmerizing control.'"—Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  5. Book CoverA Jump Start

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  6. Book CoverLandscape with Chainsaw: Poems

    "Brilliant ....certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English."—Anthony Hecht, author of The Darkness and the LightMore

  7. Book CoverSeven Lies: A Novel

    “Superb. . . . Every page of this narration bears examples of Lasdun’s own poetic mastery. . . . Shockingly vivid.”—Time OutMore

  8. Book CoverWoman Police Officer in Elevator: Poems

    "American readers who want to see rejuvenated form in untroubled action, giving brisk shape to contemporary and classical events, will find it in Lasdun." —Helen VendlerMore