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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
New Books
February 2023

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Once the Deed Is Done
March 2023

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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Stronger Than Skin (2017)
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"The story hooks you in lightly, and then takes a grip; a proper page-turner to the last."

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