My new novel, The Three Graces, will be published in June 2023 by Abacus.
Described as My Brilliant Friend meets A Room With a View, The Three Graces is brilliant, enthralling, funny. Once again Amanda Craig perceptively examines the way we live now.
The Three Graces
Three very different friends have moved to Tuscany for a retirement in the sunshine. But life is far from quiet…
“In our retiring years, says Ruth, we are supposed to be “invisible, inaudible and negligible, as if we have nothing left to do or say. No wonder older women prefer to be portrayed as witches, or Fates, or Furies…”
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 Claire Allfree at The Telegraph
Amanda talks about why it’s so hard to make a living by writing serious fiction, and why she stands up for bullied writers, in an interview for The Telegraph with Claire Allfree. The Telegraph uses a paywall but you can...
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.
Amanda at the Lockdown Litfest
Paul Blezard interviews Amanda at the Lockdown Litfest. Listen to the interview in full.
Amanda Craig is interviewed by Lucy Popescu at Lit Fest Online 2020
Amanda was interviewed by Lucy Popescu at Lit Fest Online 2020 about her book, The Golden Rule. Watch the interview on YouTube.
Interview for The Good Web Guide
Read my interview for The Good Web Guide, in which I share some of my favourite things.
Kate Saunders: Female Friendship and a Good Death
How would you like to die? Some of us, if we think about this, would choose to die on a beach or a bluebell wood, perhaps, and some when asleep. Some would choose the calm of a hospice. I’ve been...
The Best Children’s Books for Spring 2023
Find animal magic and globe-trotting thrills in new books for young readers.
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...