Adam Foulds

Poet and Novelist

Poet and novelist. Foulds’s narrative poem The Broken Word (2008) won the Costa Book award for poetry and the Somerset Maugham Award. Foulds became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010 and his novel The Quickening Maze (2009) won the Walter Scott Prize in the same year.

The carriage dark with bodies.
Bright smells of opened fruit.

From The Broken Word(Cape, 2008)


Adam Foulds
by Richard Saker
C-type colour print, 4 May 2009
NPG x138832
© Richard Saker