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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.
 
Awards
The Man 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


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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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