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Laline Paull

Laline Paull studied English at Oxford, screenwriting in Los Angeles, and theater in London. She lives in England with her husband, photographer Adrian Peacock, and their three children.

Genres: Mystery
   The Bees (2012)
   The Ice (2017)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : The Bees
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Bees

Laline Paull recommends
Standard Deviation (2016)
Katherine Heiny
"A book so funny and perceptive I want to be friends with its author."
Hanna Who Fell from the Sky (2017)
Christopher Meades
"A strange and beautiful fable with shades of Deliverance, Room, and Winter's Bone."
Peach (2018)
Emma Glass
"Impossible to categorise, intimately weird and exhilaratingly bold, Peach shares literary DNA with Gertude Stein, Hubert Selby Jr, and Eimar McBride, but Emma Glass's massive talent is all her own."
In the Full Light of the Sun (2019)
Clare Clark
"Clare Clark casts her spell of time and place with casual elegance and no apparent tricks - yet caught me up in this juicy story of colossal art fraud, the passions and intrigues of her vivid and moving characters - and the truly terrifying rise of the Nazi party, with all its contemporary echoes. The atmosphere of this book lingers on."
The Most Fun We Ever Had (2019)
Claire Lombardo
"Beware this book, that will enmesh you in the psychic DNA of this utterly convincingly imagined family. You will encounter characters whose stories you're compelled to follow, you will recognise the bitterest and sweetest tastes of life, you will laugh, and you will want to discuss it with other people. (Possibly not your own family). John Irving has a literary daughter, and her name is Claire Lombardo."
American Dirt (2020)
Jeanine Cummins
"AMERICAN DIRT transported me through genuine fear and had me willing on every human being struggling to get to a better life. Written with masterly restraint, it is a roaring human triumph."

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