About the author

The author A.D. Miller
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A. D. Miller studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton. His first novel, Snowdrops – a study in moral degradation set in modern Russia – was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the CWA Gold Dagger and the Galaxy National Book Awards, and was longlisted for the IMPAC award. It has been translated into twenty-five languages. His second novel, The Faithful Couple, a story of friendship and remorse, is published in 2015. He is also the author of The Earl of Petticoat Lane, an acclaimed memoir of immigration, class, the Blitz and the underwear industry that was shortlisted for the Wingate prize.

A.D. Miller is Writer at Large for The Economist; he was formerly the magazine’s Moscow Correspondent and Political Editor. In 2014 he won Travel Story of the Year at the FPA Media Awards, for a piece about 24 hours at a motorway service station. He has been shortlisted three times for the David Watt Prize and nominated for Political Commentator of the Year and Magazine Commentator of the Year at the Comment Awards. He has also written for the Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Spectator, Literary Review, Evening Standard and Intelligent Life. He lives in London with his wife and children. He uses his initials because another novelist already had his name.

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