Adam Foulds is a poet and novelist from London. He has published two novels, The Truth About These Strange Times and The Quickening Maze, and The Broken Word, a narrative poem set during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya at the end of British imperial rule. He is the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the Sunday Times Younger Writer of the Year, the Costa Poetry Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the South Bank Show Prize for Literature, the Encore Award and the European Union Prize for Literature. The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010.