Austin Wright

Austin M. Wright was born in New York in 1922. He was a novelist and academic. He lived with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati, and died in 2003 at the age of eighty.



Absorbing, terrifying, beautiful and appalling. I loved it... UnforgettableRuth Rendell

A superb and thrilling novel... ExtraordinaryIan McEwan

Tony and Susan is unbeatable. I was bowled over by this disturbing, bold novel

A f***king masterpiece. I wish that Wright was still alive so that I could tell him so... It's going to become a living, breathing, knock-out classic. AstonishingMJ Hyland

Astute, cunning and thrilling in equal measure, this is one lost novel that deserves to be found by a whole new generation of readers
Independent on Sunday

I want to read it all over again... Not since Cormac McCarthy's The Road have I been so gripped and unsettled by a piece of fictionSarah Waters

Marvellously written - the last thing you would expect in a story of blood and revenge. BeautifulSaul Bellow

Compelling... Mesmerizing... Absolutely irresistible
New York Times

A nail-biter and a penetrating portrait of guilt and revenge
Sunday Times