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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

The Purveyor of Enchantment (1996)
Marika Cobbold
"Wonderfully funny, with a strong undertow... a joy to read."

What We Did on Our Holiday (2000)
John Harding
"A wonderful novel... written with great humour and a rare generosity of spirit. Truly original."
Only Human
Only Human (2004)
Susie Boyt
"A wonderful novel about the quiet unravelling that can take place within us."

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."

Man At the Helm (2014)
Nina Stibbe
"How deliciously fresh and funny she is."

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."

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."

The Windfall (2017)
Diksha Basu
"i so loved this novel-laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching."


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