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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
 
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Awards
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."
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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."
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Before the Knife (2002)
Carolyn Slaughter
"Written with such beauty, courage and truthfulness that it will rank with other masterpieces about life in Africa."
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Basilisk (2004)
N M Browne
"She blends history, myth, archaeology and psychology like no writer I've read since Rosemary Sutcliff."
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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."
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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."
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Magicalamity (2011)
Kate Saunders
"A fabulously funny writer."
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The Speed of Darkness (2016)
(Chronoptika Quartet, book 4)
Catherine Fisher
"Brilliantly disconcerting, scary and superbly written by the leading lady of British fantasy."
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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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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."
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Rainsongs (2018)
Sue Hubbard
"A beautifully-written and evocative novel about grief and greed, art and life, isolation and emotion."
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The Skylarks' War (2018)
Hilary McKay
"The Skylarks' War is bloody brilliant, the kind of classic that rings with beauty and conviction and heart-stopping emotion. Not read a novel this good since Eva Ibbotson died."
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In the Full Light of the Sun (2019)
Clare Clark
"I loved In the Full Light Of The Sun, a novel about deception, self-deception, truth, love and lies that will enthral anyone fascinated by Van Gogh, the art world and Berlin in the 1920s. Written with verve and assurance it is both engaging and humane."
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The Snakes (2019)
Sadie Jones
"I was absolutely gripped by this original and beautifully-told story of a couple enmeshed in a nest of vipers -- a rich family of criminals. Its evocation of a sinister French house, the corruption of love and the powerlessness of good is both haunting and chilling. Nobody contemporary writes about unhappy families as well as Sadie Jones."

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