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Deborah Moggach


UK flag (1948 - )

Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948. She has written fifteen novels to date, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride & Prejudice. She has also written two collections of short stories and a stage play. In February 2005, Moggach was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by her Alma Mater, the University of Bristol. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chair of the Society of Authors, and is on the executive committee of PEN.
 
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Short stories
Horse Sense (1987)


Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2004) : These Foolish Things
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : In the Dark
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2013) : Heartbreak Hotel


Deborah Moggach recommends
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The Purveyor of Enchantment (1996)
Marika Cobbold
"Wonderfully funny, with a strong undertow... a joy to read."
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What We Did on Our Holiday (2000)
John Harding
"A wonderful novel... written with great humour and a rare generosity of spirit. Truly original."
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Only Human (2004)
Susie Boyt
"A wonderful novel about the quiet unravelling that can take place within us."
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The Widow's Tale (2007)
Mick Jackson
"It's very funny about the small indignities of grief, as well as the complex and muddy nature of bereavement."
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Man At the Helm (2014)
Nina Stibbe
"How deliciously fresh and funny she is."
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What a Way to Go (2016)
Julia Forster
"What a fabulous novel! So fresh, touching, truthful and laugh-out-loud funny. I absolutely loved it."
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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (2017)
Balli Kaur Jaswal
"I loved this novel-it's so big-hearted, earthy and funny: A rattlingly good story."
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The Windfall (2017)
Diksha Basu
"i so loved this novel-laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching."
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Kill Me Twice (2017)
(Morgan Vine, book 2)
Simon Booker
"Unputdownable. A mercilessly gripping read, and such a pleasure to meet Morgan Vine again."

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