Edward St Aubyn born 14 January is an English author and journalist noted for his semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels.
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He is the author of eight novels. In , Mother's Milk was nominated for the Booker Prize.
Edward St Aubyn was born in London into an upper-class family, the son of Roger Geoffrey St Aubyn — , a former soldier and a surgeon, and his second wife, Lorna Mackintosh — His maternal grandparents were Capt. Emery, Jr. St Aubyn has two half-sisters by his father's first marriage, and an elder sister, Alexandra. St Aubyn attended Westminster School and in went on to read English at Keble College, Oxford , by which time he was a heroin addict,  and graduated with a pass, the lowest possible class of degree.
They are based on the author's own life, growing up in a highly dysfunctional upper-class English family, dealing with the deaths of both parents, alcoholism, heroin addiction and recovery, and marriage and parenthood. The books have been hailed as a powerful exploration of how emotional health can be carved out of childhood adversity. Mother's Milk was made into a feature film in The screenplay was written by St Aubyn and director Gerald Fox.
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In a five-part television series, Patrick Melrose was broadcast, a joint production of Showtime and Sky Atlantic. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Patrick Melrose with the young Patrick played by Sebastian Maltz , with each episode based on a different novel in the series. The series premiered on Showtime on 12 May to favourable reviews.
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