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Sarah Perry

UK flag (b.1979)

Sarah Perry was born in Essex. She gained a PhD in Creative Writing & the Gothic from Royal Holloway in 2012, having been supervised by Andrew Motion. A winner of the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize & a Royal Holloway doctoral studentship, she was Writer-in-Residence at Gladstone's Library, January 2013. She is currently the UNESCO City of Literature Writer-in-Residence in Prague. She has written for a number of publications including the Guardian, the Independent, Slightly Foxed and the Spectator. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and RTE 1.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction, Horror
New and upcoming books
May 2024

   After Me Comes the Flood (2014)
   The Essex Serpent (2016)
   Melmoth (2018)
   Enlightenment (2024)
   Eight Ghosts (2017) (with others)
Non fiction show
Sarah Perry recommends
The Modern Fairies (2024)
Clare Pollard
"Elegant and decadent, vulgar and clever, enchanting and dark. The love child of Angela Carter and Anaïs Nin--the book I really, really needed."
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa (2023)
Stephen Buoro
"Fascinating; unashamedly, brilliantly intelligent. It grapples with ideas around maths, Afrofuturism, biblical myth . . . profound philosophical stuff, but fundamentally it's a really playful, pleasurable book about young boy who's falling madly in love, and has a difficult, intense, loving relationship with his mother."
The Key in the Lock (2022)
Beth Underdown
"A gifted storyteller."

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Books containing stories by Sarah Perry
Deadlier (2017)
100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
edited by
Sophie Hannah

2017 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year : The Essex Serpent

Award nominations
2017 HWA Gold Crown Award (shortlist) : The Essex Serpent
2016 Costa Book Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Essex Serpent

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