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Jane Harris


Ireland (b.1961)

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays. Her most recent work is the critically acclaimed Gillespie and I. Her first novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2007. Waterstone's, the UK bookstore chain, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : The Observations
Waterstone's Newcomer of the Year Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Observations
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : Gillespie And I
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2018) : Sugar Money


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The Boy Made of Snow (2017)
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"An evocative and stunning debut."
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Crow Court (2021)
Andy Charman
"This clever narrative is both page-turning and original - an innovative and beautifully-written historical novel that features an array of diverse characters and voices from its vividly-realised Dorset setting."

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