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Sadie Jones

UK flag (b.1967)
Sister of Melissa Jones

Sadie Jones was born in London. She grew up in a creative environment: her father is the Jamaican poet and screenwriter Evan Jones, and her mother was an actress. As her friends took up their various university places, Sadie worked in a variety of jobs. After travelling, she settled in London and spent several years as a screenwriter, before writing her first novel, The Outcast. Sadie is married and has two children.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Outcast
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : The Outcast
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Outcast
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Book nominee (2009) : The Outcast
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Small Wars

Sadie Jones recommends
Deceptions (2009)
Rebecca Frayn
"Absolutely gripping."
The Lake Shore Limited (2010)
Sue Miller
"Subtle and truthful."
Land of the Living (2018)
Georgina Harding
"Arresting and brutal … the finely tuned work of a writer exceptionally at ease with her craft and a testament to the power and poetry of clean and disciplined prose."
Shadowplay (2019)
Joseph O'Connor
"A hugely entertaining book about the grand scope of friendship and love, it is also, movingly – at times, astonishingly – a story of transience, loss and true loyalty."
A Single Thread (2019)
Tracy Chevalier
"A fierce and moving book about the great courage of a small life."
Life Sentences (2021)
Billy O'Callaghan
"Billy O'Callaghan's writing is so good and true it feels almost magical; Life Sentences is a beautiful book, a small epic, a joy."
The White Rock (2022)
Anna Hope
"Brilliant. A stunning book of extraordinary, audacious scale."

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