Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.


The best books to listen to on audio

The best books to listen to on audio

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.” So said Sir Francis Bacon. I would add to that: some books are to be listened to – in the car, while making dinner, on the Tube. Whether because they are weighty tomes you don't want to carry around or because the reading is just spot on, these are some of the best audiobooks around. 

Picador 40th: August's reading list

Stories about beautiful women, beautiful men, psychic spies and oppressive families. Picador’s August recommendations are not to be missed!

The Patrick Melrose novels redesigned

We are reissuing the whole of the series, Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (previously published together as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk and the new novel At Last, in a gorgeous new livery.

Listen to Edward St Aubyn

Listen to Edward St Aubyn talking about his last novel in the Melrose saga, At Last, to Claire Armitstead on the Guardian Books podcast.

Edward St Aubyn: Missing out

Edward St Aubyn: Missing out

If you haven't read any Edward St Aubyn yet, then you are seriously missing out on something very, very special.

At Last: conclusion or new beginning?

I joined the St Aubyn party rather late, in 2005/6, when we brought his great trilogy Some Hope to the wider new audience we were confident it deserved.