by Adam Mars-Jones
Box Hill is Adam Mars-Jones’s first novel in a decade. His collection of stories Lantern Lecture won a 1982 Somerset Maugham Award, and he has since published a debut novel, Pilcrow (2008), and a second novel, Cedilla (2011). Other books include Noriko Smiling (2011, focused on Yasujiro Ozu), a memoir, Kid Gloves (2015), and a selection of film writings, Second Sight (2019). He writes book reviews for the Observer and the London Review of Books.