Transcendent Kingdom and Unsettled Ground among the six books shortlisted for one of literature's most prestigious awards.
As independent bookshops reopen, authors tell us about their favourites – and why they love them.
The author of the new, Women’s Prize for Fiction-longlisted novel Unsettled Ground on the books that have moved her lately, from novels by Tove Ditlevsen and Sam Selvon to engrossing memoirs.
Avni Doshi, Dawn French, Ali Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Claire Fuller and Kathleen MacMahon share their reactions to being nominated for one of literature's most prestigious awards.
Claire shares the classic novels that served as inspiration during her writing process, from authors including Jean Rhys to J.P. Hartley.
A family mystery centred around a disappearance. How well can anyone outside a marriage know what is really going on? Read on for an excerpt from award-winning Claire Fuller's second novel, Swimming Lessons
Claire Fuller was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1967. She gained a degree in sculpture from Winchester School of Art, but went on to have a long career in marketing and didn't start writing until she was forty. She has written three previous novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize, Swimming Lessons, which was shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award, and Bitter Orange. Her most recent novel Unsettled Ground was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband.
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