How I wrote a failed sonnet that turned into my fourth novel.
David Szalay was born in Canada in 1974, but moved to London as a small child. He has published four novels: London and the South-East (which won the Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), The Innocent, Spring, and most recently, All That Man Is, which has been short-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. In 2013 he was selected by Granta as one of the best twenty British novelists under forty. He currently lives in Budapest.