John Wray

John Wray

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John Wray is the author of four other novels, including The Lost Time Accidents and Lowboy. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, he was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. A citizen of both the United States and Austria, he lives in New York City.



The Lost Time Accidents is a bold and epic saga set against the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century. Here, John Wray reads an extract from his ambitious and fiercely inventive novel.

Every moment that passes is a Lost Time Accident. Close your eyes, Children, when you want to stop time...

The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray