We are excited to share the cover reveal for KILWORTHY TANNER by Jean Marc Ah-sen set to be released by Vehicule Press on May 22, 2024!

A madcap, witty account of an aspiring author’s relationship with an infamous and provocative mentor.

Fresh-faced Jonno is looking to make a splash in the literary scene when he encounters celebrated novelist Kilworthy Tanner at a party. Having sold first editions of her works to Toronto’s book dealers, he’s immediately star-struck and more than a little surprised when she takes an interest in him. Could this be the break he’s after? It’s not long before the controlling and aloof Kilworthy is casually letting young Jonno move in with her, and they begin co-authoring sensational and unruly fictions together. But who’ll get the credit for these collaborations, and why does he constantly feel like he must fend off rival authors? 

Fuelled by outrageousness and hell-bent on literary self-annihilation, Kilworthy Tanner is Jonno’s tell-all ‘pseudobiography’ of their entanglement, and he doesn’t withhold any details of the sexual degeneracy, prodigious drug use, and vendettas of the era.

Jean Marc Ah-Sen is the author of Grand Menteur, In the Beggarly Style of Imitation, a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards, and one of the participants in the collaborative omnibus novel Disintegration in Four Parts. His writing has appeared in Hazlitt, The Literary Review of Canada, Maisonneuve, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Jean Marc is represented by Samantha Haywood.

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