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Amanda Craig was born in South Africa in 1959, and brought up in Italy and Britain. After reading English at Clare College Cambridge, she became an award-winning young journalist in the 1980s. She is the author of six novels, Foreign Bodies (1990), A Private Place (1991) A Vicious Circle (1996), In a Dark Wood (2000) and Love In Idleness (2003). Her novels and short stories carry characters on from one book to the next, and her new novel, Hearts and Minds (2009) is a sequel to both A Vicious Circle and Love in Idleness. She lives in London, is a reviewer and broadcaster, and is also the children's book critic for the Times.

Amanda is happy to talk to your book group provided it is not too far from London, and travel expenses are covered. Please use the contact button to get in touch via her agent.

HEARTS AND MINDS was long listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010. It has been optioned for development as a TV drama series by Hat Trick for Channel 4.

Amanda Craig is currently working on her seventh novel, set in Devon and London, in which a number of characters from HEARTS AND MINDS, and also from A PRIVATE PLACE will reappear.

Amanda Craig's third novel, A VICIOUS CIRCLE has just been republished by Abacus.

View Amanda Craig's recommendations for children's books.


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