Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel, Submarine, won the Curtis Brown prize, was translated into sixteen languages, and was adapted into an award-winning film by Richard Ayoade. His second novel, Wild Abandon, won the Society of Authors’ Encore Award. A pamphlet of his poems was published by Faber and Faber. His stories and poems have appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s and The London Review of Books.


  • Dark, beautifully wry, and side-splittingly excruciating, The Adulterants is a triumph of voice and vision.

    —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife

  • Blisteringly funny and brimming with caustic charm―a joyous diagnosis of our modern ills that made me laugh out loud even when it was breaking my heart.

    —Paul Murray, author of Skippy Dies

  • A domestic comedy that explodes the myths of manhood with joyful pandemonium.


  • Darkly funny, Ray’s story embodies the modern failure-to-launch affliction, the problems of an adult who will not grow up. . . . Dunthorne’s conversational style is the perfect tone for delivering this late coming-of-age story with humor.