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Marina Lewycka


Ukraine (b.1946)

Marina Lewycka is a British novelist of Ukrainian origin, currently living in Sheffield, England.

Lewycka was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany after World War II. Her family then moved to England where she now lives. She was educated at Keele University and works as a lecturer in media studies at Sheffield Hallam University.

In addition to her fiction, Lewycka has written a number of books giving practical advice for carers of elderly people, published by the charity Age Concern.
 

Genres: General Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel winner (2005) : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2005) : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Waterstone's Newcomer of the Year Best Novel winner (2006) : A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2007) : Two Caravans
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Lubetkin Legacy


Marina Lewycka recommends
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Broken Biscuits (2006)
Liz Kettle
"Funny, compassionate and sentimental. I couldn't put it down."
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2007)
Paul Torday
"A wonderful book - a cry for humanity in our target-driven spin-riddled world."
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Larchfield (2017)
Polly Clark
"The sense of danger hanging over the characters kept me reading until past midnight."

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