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Amanda Craig


UK flag (1959 - )

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.
 
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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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Magicalamity (2011)
Kate Saunders
"A fabulously funny writer."
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The Midwife's Daughter (2012)
Patricia Ferguson
"One of the most brilliant novelists around... funny, gripping, wonderfully shrewd."
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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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