Released on 01 May 2014.

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Lost For Words

3.27 based on 2017 ratings & 375 reviews on

2015 Long-listed

The Folio Prize

2014 Winner

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize


'Belly-achingly hilarious' Sunday Times

'Written with restless wit . . . a pleasure.' Observer

'What makes you smile, and smile, and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly.' Novel of the Week, Mail on Sunday

'Everything St. Aubyn writes is worth reading for the cleansing rancor of his intelligence and the fierce elegance of his prose.' Anne Enright, New York Times Book Review

'Black and brilliant stuff . . . Very clever and extremely funny.' The Times

In the media

Lost for Words is a long-overdue, laugh-out-loud satire on the whole business of literary prizes
London Evening Standard
Lost for Words is a witty, often excoriating, riposte to the phenomenon and workings of major book awards
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