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Tessa Hadley


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Tessa Hadley teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University College and lives in Cardiff. Her first novel, Accidents in the Home, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Master Bedroom
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The London Train


Tessa Hadley recommends
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My Vintage Summer (2008)
Jane Elmor
"Wonderfully truthful about these wild young girls, dizzy and dangerous, exploding with life and music . . ."
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Another Mother's Son (2015)
Janet Davey
"we're lucky to have such an Intelligent chronicler of our present."
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Peculiar Ground (2017)
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
"Unlike anything I’ve read. Haunting and huge, and funny and sensuous. It’s wonderful."
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Folk (2018)
Zoe Gilbert
"I was thoroughly absorbed. Zoe Gilbert's invented folk-world is sensuous and dangerous and thick with magic."
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The Illumination of Ursula Flight (2018)
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
"I find this funny, eccentric, touching novel fairly irresistible. Ursula's story is told in an inventive mix of modes, through fragments and lists and plays and letters; it's a spirited funny romp and yet it feels much more than that too - touching and urgent and vivid. It's fluent, accomplished, polished, funny and charming."

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