My latest book, 'The Lie of the Land', was published on 15th June 2017 and is now available in paperback. 'The Lie of the Land' has been chosen as a Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Observer, the Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, The Irish Times and the Financial Times.
"She has everything you look for in a major writer: wit, indignation, an ear for the telling phrase and an unflagging attention to all the individual choices by which we define ourselves - where we stand as a society and how we rise and fall." - The Daily Telegraph
Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can't afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can't afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their family to a house in a remote part of Devon. Mud, mice and quarrels are one thing - but why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home?
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...
‘The Lie of the Land‘ is now available as an audio book, and you can listen to a clip on the book page or by following this link.
I am honoured to have become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Amanda was recently interviewed by Georgina Godwin for Monocle, you can listen to the discussion about her seven interconnected novels about contemporary British life and hear a little about Amanda’s own life on the Monocle website.
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