My ninth novel, 'The Golden Rule', inspired by 'Strangers on a Train', was published in July 2020 and picked by all the nationals as a Book of the Year. It is now out in paperback.
‘She's such a skilful storyteller who vividly dramatises our lives with wit, wisdom and compassion.’ Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo.
‘Read Amanda Craig's 'The Golden Rule'. Don't wait. Do so at once. How to write about real people in a modern setting and infuse it with what used to be one of the great themes of literature - the difficulty and importance of moral goodness.’ Philip Pullman.
‘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...
Amanda talks to Sophia Bennett about writing contemporary novels. Listen to the podcast.
Read a review on the ‘Clothes in Books’ blog about my latest book, ‘The Golden Rule‘.
I recently did an interview for the Frontline Foreign Correspondents with Kelly Falconer about my latest book, The Golden Rule. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
First published inThe Independent on 24/06/2015. The first book I read to myself was Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – something I still recommend to learners – and the Cat’s wild anarchic humour has always struck me as...
As the time of coronavirus isolation began, some of my friends swore that this was the moment they would finally read all of Proust, or Dickens, or Finnegans Wake. Others have turned to Boccacio’s The Decameron, and Camus’s The Plague. But what most...
Introduction for the 2020 reissue by Abacus. The novels of Beryl Bainbridge are remarkable for many things but the feature that stuck in public memory is that, while five were short-listed for the Booker Prize, none won. Three of these...