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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.
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Hearts and Minds

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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
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
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. "

Magicalamity (2011)
Kate Saunders
"A fabulously funny writer."

The Midwife's Daughter (2012)
Patricia Ferguson
"One of the most brilliant novelists around... funny, gripping, wonderfully shrewd."

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."

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