My ninth novel, 'The Golden Rule', inspired by 'Strangers on a Train', was published in July 2020 and has already been picked by all the nationals as a Book of 2020.
‘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.
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...
Alex Clark will be discussing the process of writing with Lara Feigel and Amanda Craig in an online interview for the Cambridge Literary Festival. Sign up on the Cambridge Literary Festival website.
Amanda was recently interviewed for the ‘Always Take Notes’ podcast. Listen to the podcast in full on their website.
Paul Blezard interviews Amanda at the Lockdown Litfest. Listen to the interview in full.
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