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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
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Awards
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
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The Lessons (2010)
Naomi Alderman
"Witty, dark and compelling."
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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."
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China Room (2021)
Sunjeev Sahota
"Such a thrilling combination of beauty and heartbreak. It's breathtaking."

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