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Joanna Kavenna


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Joanna Kavenna grew up in various parts of Britain, and has also lived in the USA, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States.. She has held writing fellowships at St Antony's College, Oxford and St John's College, Cambridge. She currently lives in the Duddon Valley, Cumbria.
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Birth of Love


Joanna Kavenna recommends
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The Unforgotten (2015)
Laura Powell
"An eerie and sorrowful tale, beautifully-told: a hugely impressive debut."
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The Western Wind (2018)
Samantha Harvey
"The Western Wind is an extraordinary, wise, wild and beautiful book – a thrilling mystery story and a lyrical enquiry into ideas of certainty and belief. Surprising, richly imagined, gloriously strange – the best kind of fiction."

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