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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
 
Novels
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Outcast
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (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
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Deceptions (2008)
Rebecca Frayn
"Absolutely gripping."
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The Lake Shore Limited (2010)
Sue Miller
"Subtle and truthful."
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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."
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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."
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A Single Thread (2019)
Tracy Chevalier
"A fierce and moving book about the great courage of a small life."

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