Lasdun, James

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James Lasdun was born in London but now divides his time between upstate New York and Brooklyn. He has published two previous collections of stories, three books of poetry and two novels, The Horned Man and Seven Lies. His story “The Siege” was adapted by Bernardo Bertolucci for the film "Besieged." He co-wrote the screenplay for the film "Sunday" (based on another of his stories), which won Best Feature and Best Screenplay awards at Sundance in 1997. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and teaches poetry and fiction at Albany and The New School.



It's Beginning to Hurt: Stories,  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009 (Fiction)

Seven Lies,  W.W. Norton, 2005 (Fiction)

The Horned Man,  W.W. Norton, 2002 (Fiction)


Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked, FSG, Februrary 2013

Walking and Eating in Provence, Avalon, 2008 (Non-fiction)

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria, Avalon, 1999(Non-fiction)


The Fall Guy, Norton (US), Cape (UK), Bompiani (Italy), Sonatine (France), October 18, 2016
     A psychological thriller by the author of The Horned Man (acclaimed by by the New York Times for combining "a narcotic literary ease with a knuckle-whitening tension – like a roller coaster ride taken on codeine”) The Fall Guy delivers its murderous passions with the cool menace of a Patricia Highsmith novel.


“James Lasdun’s Give Me Everything You Have is a classic of true crime. It is an account of a long and terrifying ordeal in which the author has, for years, been stalked, threatened and defamed by an obsessed woman, an ex-student of his. I have selected Give Me Everything You Have from the tall stack of books next to my bed for a nightcap read but was up until dawn with it. The author recounds the details of this spectacular persecution with wisdom, moments of humor, and grace.” — Norman Rush

“A superb book”— Richard Grant, Telegraph Magazine (UK)

“It is this willigness to appropriate his worst experience that shows Lasdun’s true courage as a writer and that enables him to turn his book into something more than just another memoir…” Adam Kirsch, The New Statemen

“James Lasdun’s new book is an elegant meditation on insecurity and paranoia.”— Gerald Jacobs, The Sunday Telegraph

“Spellbinding”— Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly

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