Patrick Langley 


Patrick Langley’s first novel, Arkady, was published in 2018 and longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Deborah Rogers Writers Prize. It was reviewed in the Guardian, the New Statesman, and elsewhere. His second, The Variations, is forthcoming from Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2023. His writing on fiction, art, sound, music, museums, and the internet has appeared for ArtReview, Frieze, and other publications. He is an editor at art agenda.

Praise for Arkady

‘A gorgeous novel… A livid and visionary brotherly love story set among our ruins. I loved it.’ – Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers

‘Thick with smoky atmosphere and beautifully controlled – this is a vivid and very fine debut.’ – Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane

Arkady is a strange trip – luminescent, jagged and beautiful. A debut novel that twists, compels, descends and soars. I highly recommend it.’ – Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon


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