The author of six novels, including Mother’s Milk, Never Mind, and Bad News, Edward St. Aubyn is highly acclaimed in the U.K. as one of the most original, intelligent and acerbically witty literary voices. He has developed a cult following, particularly among writers, and the publication of Some Hope marks his U.S. debut. Broadly autobiographical, the collection of novels chronicle the harrowing childhood and complicated adulthood of Patrick Melrose, someone born into enormous social privilege and devastated by it. St. Aubyn’s searing satirical style is on par with Evelyn Waugh, while his portrait of addiction, isolation, morality and forgiveness is both intellectually provocative and deeply moving. His new novel, Lost for Words, is a witty and satirical look at the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture.