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Sarah Perry


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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

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Enlightenment
 
Novels
   After Me Comes the Flood (2014)
   The Essex Serpent (2016)
   Melmoth (2018)
   Enlightenment (2024)
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Collections
   Eight Ghosts (2017) (with others)
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Non fiction show
 
Sarah Perry recommends
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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."
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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."
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The Key in the Lock (2022)
Beth Underdown
"A gifted storyteller."

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

Awards
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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