Photos from London: Adam Johnson wins £30,000 prize

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“We are making psychological truths that are often squeezed out of everyday life.”  So said Stanford’s very own Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning The Orphan Master’s Son, at his acceptance speech, when he won The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story award, which carries a £30,000 prize.  The event was covered in The Guardian here, The Sunday Times here, The Bookseller here, Book Trade here, and The Book Haven here. The awarded story was “Nirvana,” which originally appeared in Esquire (we wrote about it here).  We’ll have to do with photos, because the Book Haven could not even attend via Skype, alas.

We heard that Adam got laughs when he briskly and very quickly pocketed the big cheque – an event captured by photographer Tom Pilson below:

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Here’s Adam exchanging a few words with actor Simon Callow, who read “Nirvana” at the event – also caught by photographer Tom Pilson.

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And now, dear reader, it’s for you to judge: which of the two photos below best captures the suave author Adam Johnson?  (Both by Tom Pilson.)

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