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Sarah Hall
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Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of six novels and three short-story collections: The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction. She is currently the only author to be four times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’ and in 2020 with ‘The Grotesques’.

Books by Sarah Hall
Praise for Sarah Hall

‘A writer of show-stopping genius.’

Guardian
Praise for Sarah Hall

‘So vivid, so visceral, so vital . . .’

Val McDermid
Praise for Sarah Hall

‘An edgy, sensuous, and immediate writer of striking power and grace.’

Sunday Times
Praise for Burntcoat

‘Staggering . . . an exquisite account of sexual intimacy, of maternal love, of our terrifying capacity for survival and our commitment to creating beauty out of the darkness.’

Ruth Gilligan, Irish Independent
Praise for Burntcoat

‘The hope in this sparse, sumptuous, brilliant book is that the work of finding meaning and truth can be continued even in extremity, even as art and love slip away.’

Lara Feigel, Guardian
Praise for Burntcoat

‘Feverish, beautifully observed . . . a book full of wisdom about the crisis of our times.’

Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times
Praise for Burntcoat

‘The prose . . . is exquisite and the entire story, even in its despair, is imbued with that which we all crave, in sickness and in health. Love.’

Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Praise for Burntcoat

‘Burntcoat is an elemental novel . . . woven from the English landscape.’

Lauren Elkin, Financial Times
Praise for Burntcoat

‘A beautiful novel, full of heat and darkness.’

Avni Doshi
Praise for Burntcoat

‘Sarah Hall makes language shimmer and burn . . . One of the finest writers at work today. ’

Damon Galgut