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Carol Birch

UK flag (b.1951)

Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester and went to Keele University. She has lived in London, southwest Ireland and now Lancaster. For her first novel, LIFE IN THE PALACE, she won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year. In 1991 she won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with THE FOG LINE.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : Jamrach's Menagerie
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2011) : Jamrach's Menagerie

Carol Birch recommends
Wednesday's Child (2004)
Eloise Millar
"A terrific first novel... I found myself reading it compulsively."
Disappearing Home (2012)
Deborah Morgan
"Profound, real and extremely enjoyable. Robyn is great company."
The Cardinal's Man (2017)
M G Sinclair
"Gritty and Lively...a colourful depiction of 17th century France."

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