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Rachel Cusk


Canada (b.1967)

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles before attending a convent school in England. She studied English at New College, Oxford, and has travelled extensively in Spain and Central America.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Series
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   1. Outline (2014)
   2. Transit (2016)
   3. Kudos (2018)
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Non fiction
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Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel winner (1993) : Saving Agnes
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Lucky Ones
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : In the Fold
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Arlington Park
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2007) : Arlington Park
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2014) : Outline
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : Outline
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book nominee (2015) : Outline
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2015) : Outline
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : Transit
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2018) : Kudos
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2021) : Second Place


Rachel Cusk recommends
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Circles Around the Sun (2011)
Molly McCloskey
"An extravagantly gifted writer."
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Shelter in Place (2020)
David Leavitt
"Very funny and unexpected, a material response to our times, plush as velvet."
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Non-Fiction (2022)
Julie Myerson
"[A] glitteringly painful novel, so steady and clear in its analysis of addiction, creativity, and the factors that determine female and familial identity."

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