Adam Baron reveals all about Blackheath

Adam Baron has been interviewed by various publications about his controversial and sharply comic new novel, Blackheath, discussing the theme of contemporary gender politics that drives this latest work.

In the Lincolnshire Echo Adam talks about his desire to begin the story ‘where most novels end’: rather than ending with a marriage, ‘it begins that way’. He discusses its universal appeal in ‘the idea of what attracts humans to each other and how carnal our desires and attraction can be’. Adam also features in The Jewish News, where he explains how he uses the novel to ‘open up the debate about the way we live now as parents’ and ‘dares to say what others are thinking’.

Exposing the flaws and failures of so-called equal parenting, Blackheath has been widely praised by literary bloggers, including Pamreader (‘clever, thought-provoking and highly entertaining’), Nut Press (‘blackly comic and almost forensic in its detail’), The Bookbag (‘fascinating… universal’) and Nudge (‘refreshing to have a school gate novel written from the male perspective’). Fans already include Rachel Cusk (‘fresh, honest, very funny and startlingly relevant’) and Fay Weldon (‘a book by a man who understands women better than they understand themselves’) and most recently the Brighton and Hove Independent‘s called it ‘elegant and intelligent… some wildly funny moments and an ending that shocked’. 

On publication Adam was a guest on BBC Radio London; you can listen again to his interview (from 11min 30s).