Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She appears on BBC Radio 4 as a presenter of documentaries and she is a reviewer of books, films, plays, television and art on Saturday Review and Front Row. She has judged the 2012 Orange Prize (now the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction) and is judging the 2013 Man Booker Prize. She judged Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel in 2010.

Her first non-fiction book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, was serialised by The Times in 2010. It has also been sold in the US, and translated into Greek, Spanish and Portuguese. Among many other favourable reviews, The Financial Times suggested you shouldn't read AC Grayling's The Good Book without reading The Ancient Guide first.Natalie was also a stand-up comedian for 12 years, and was the first woman ever to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She retired in 2009 to spend more time writing. She delivered the Voltaire Lecture at Conway Hall in March 2011, and is a judge on this years Booker prize panel.

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery
   The Great Escape (2007)
   The Amber Fury (2014)
     aka The Furies
   The Children of Jocasta (2017)
   A Thousand Ships (2019)
   Stone Blind (2022)
   Marple (2022) (with others)
Non fiction show
Natalie Haynes recommends
The Witching Tide (2023)
Margaret Meyer
"A timely, visceral novel that hurls the reader into a claustrophobic rural community riddled with suspicion, fear and recrimination. Margaret Meyer expertly creates an atmosphere of creeping dread, where no one is safe, and women find themselves punished for their own misfortunes and those of their erstwhile friends and neighbours."

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2020) : A Thousand Ships
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2020) : A Thousand Ships

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