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Amanda Craig

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Amanda Craig was born in 1959, and brought up in Italy and Britain. Educated at Bedales and Clare College Cambridge, she worked in advertising and journalism before becoming a full-time novelist. She is currently working on a children's novel, The Witch King. She has two children, lives in London and contributes regularly to the Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday and The New Statesman.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Series contributed to
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Hearts and Minds

Amanda Craig recommends
Pig (1984)
Andrew Cowan
"Beautifully evoked ... Cowan writes with a deceptive simplicity."
Getting Over Edgar (1999)
Joan Barfoot
"A delightful novel - wise, tender, and perhaps the funniest ever written about the difference between the male and female response to the mid-life crisis."
Before the Knife (2002)
Carolyn Slaughter
"Written with such beauty, courage and truthfulness that it will rank with other masterpieces about life in Africa."
Basilisk (2004)
N M Browne
"She blends history, myth, archaeology and psychology like no writer I've read since Rosemary Sutcliff."
Good Clean Fun (2004)
Michael Arditti
"[These stories] simply and elegantly break your heart. They deserve a wide audience, and will create a wiser one."
Peripheral Vision (2008)
Patricia Ferguson
"Humane, complex, disquieting and very funny... just as enjoyable and skillful as Kingsley Amis's Ending Up or Muriel Spark's Memento Mori."
Magicalamity (2011)
Kate Saunders
"A fabulously funny writer."
The Speed of Darkness (2016)
(Chronoptika Quartet, book 4)
Catherine Fisher
"Brilliantly disconcerting, scary and superbly written by the leading lady of British fantasy."
Mussolini's Island (2017)
Sarah Day
"Sarah Day's debut novel is striking: a fascinating evocation of a cruel time in Italian history."
Sugar Money (2017)
Jane Harris
"A vivid, perfectly paced tale of slavery and freedom, innocence and experience, love and despair, Sugar Money is told in an unforgettably beautiful language. What a stunning writer Jane Harris is, mastering an extremely harrowing and complex subject and making it into art."
Rainsongs (2018)
Sue Hubbard
"A beautifully-written and evocative novel about grief and greed, art and life, isolation and emotion."

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