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Charlotte Mendelson

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Charlotte Mendelson was born in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. Her first short story was published in New Writing 7 and broadcast on Radio 4. Her first novel was Love in Idleness; her second, Daughters of Jerusalem, won the Somerset Maugham award. She is a publisher and lives in London with her family. She has been short-listed for the Sunday Times Young Writer of The Year award.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : When We Were Bad
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2008) : When We Were Bad
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2013) : Almost English

Charlotte Mendelson recommends
The Lessons (2010)
Naomi Alderman
"Witty, dark and compelling."
Remain Silent (2020)
(DS Manon Bradshaw, book 3)
Susie Steiner
"Susie Steiner’s novels are addictive, intelligent, funny and humane. I’m pathetically desperate for more."
China Room (2021)
Sunjeev Sahota
"Such a thrilling combination of beauty and heartbreak. It's breathtaking."

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