Alice Winn lives in Brooklyn, where she writes screenplays. She grew up in Paris and was educated in British boarding schools. She has a degree in English Literature from Oxford University. IN MEMORIAM is her debut novel.
It's hard to believe that In Memoriam is a debut novel as it's so
assured, affecting and moving. Alice Winn has written a devastating
love story between two young men that moves from the sheltered
idyll of their public school to the unspeakable horrors of the
Western Front during the First World War. Gaunt and Ellwood will
live in your mind long after you've closed the final pages.
One of the best debuts I've read in recent years: immersive, rousing, tender and devastating. In Memoriam is both a deeply moving love story and a visceral evocation of the Great War, impressively free of cliche. Winn makes such important points about class, destruction and the loss of innocence. I loved it with a startling ferocity
An instant classic
A tender, affecting debut . . . Winn strikingly evokes the torment and brutality of life of the front