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Rachel Seiffert

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Rachel Seiffert is the author of The Dark Room, which won a Betty Trask Award and the Los Angeles Times's Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. She has also received a David T. K. Wong award from PEN International for her work. After spending some years in Scotland and Germany, she now lives in London with her husband and son.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   The Dark Room (2001)
   Afterwards (2007)
   Lore (2013)
   The Walk Home (2014)
   A Boy in Winter (2017)
   Once the Deed Is Done (2023)
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   Field Study (2004)
   Architect / The Crossing (2011)
   Blue / Tentsmuir Sands (2011)
   Furies (2023) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Dimitroff (2011)
   Dog-Leg Lane (2011)
   Francis John Jones, 1924- (2011)
   The Late Spring (2011)
   Reach (2011)
   Second Best (2011)
Rachel Seiffert recommends
Stronger Than Skin (2017)
Stephen May
"The story hooks you in lightly, and then takes a grip; a proper page-turner to the last."
The Seventh Cross (1942)
Anna Seghers
"A masterpiece. Written in the midst of terror, but with such clarity, such acuity; Seghers is a writer of rare insight."

Anthologies containing stories by Rachel Seiffert
Love (2012)
Great Short Stories for Women by Women
edited by
Victoria Hislop

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Dark Room
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2002) : The Dark Room
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Afterwards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : The Walk Home
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2019) : A Boy in Winter

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