Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004 and his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child, was published last October. He lives in London.
Wyndham is one of Britain’s greatest living story writers, and a legendary editor. “He brings to his work an eye for the absolutely essential and a haunting sense of what lives are made up of—not the peaks and troughs…but the more elusive continuities and absences, ephemeral obsessions, a sense of permanently deferred expectation and hilarious consequences.”—Interview
Beginning among the great houses and sweeping seaviews of Newport, Rhode Island, with the underhanded deals and enduring animosities of New York’s financial world lurking in the background, The Ivory Tower explores the predicaments of Rosanna Gaw and Graham Fielder, heirs to two rival tycoons.