My new novel, The Three Graces, will be published in June 2023 by Little Brown
The Golden Rule
When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. ‘The Golden Rule’ has been long-listed for the 2021 Women’s Prize.
About Amanda Craig
Amanda Craig is a British novelist, short-story writer and critic. Born in South Africa in 1959, she grew up in Italy and read English at Clare College Cambridge. Her sixth novel, Hearts And Minds, was long-listed for the Bailey's Prize...
News: Amanda’s speech to the Society of Authors regarding Free Speech
On 17th November 2022 Amanda gave a speech to the Society of Authors AGM regarding Free Speech. Read the full text and download the pdf.
News: Interview for The Good Web Guide
Read my interview for The Good Web Guide, in which I share some of my favourite things.
News: The ‘Clothes in Books’ blog has posted a review of ‘The Golden Rule’
Read a review on the ‘Clothes in Books’ blog about my latest book, ‘The Golden Rule‘.
Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff
Long before publishing dreamt up the category of Young Adult fiction to try and persuade adult children and childish adults to keep reading, there used to be novels that described what it felt like to be young. Catcher In the...
Iron Curtain by Vesna Goldsworthy
Most readers, myself included, are sick of “fan fiction”, depending as it does on hijacking classic literature for its own feebler energies, but Vesna Goldsworthy’s is a shining exception. Having successfully recast The Great Gatsby as a Russian oligarch in...
Best Children’s Books 2022
Nine million adults in Britain are functionally illiterate, estimated to the British economy £37 billion. The suffering of the people who are more likely to struggle finding employment is one reason to deplore the closure of libraries. The other is...