2024 Political Fiction Book prize finalist

The Future Future

Adam Thirlwell

Published by: Jonathan Cape

An exuberant novel about power and how it is exercised, The Future Future provides a historical, anachronism-defying narrative centred on Celine and her intimate friends in revolutionary Paris. Continually shifting registers, it traverses an extraordinary fictional universe that is somehow also grounded, coherent and compelling. At times abstract and philosophical, this acutely observed novel is warm, smart, and (to adopt its own idiom) ‘super contemporary’.


Simon Okotie, Orwell Prize judge 2024