Out now - ANCESTRY

ANCESTRY IS ON THE LONGLIST FOR THE

WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION.

The Mail on Sunday (31/7/2022) calls ANCESTRY an "idiosyncratic gem of the book" with documentary records "flesh[ed] out...with soaring flights of imagination."

"ANCESTRY is utterly absorbing", says the Times (19/7/2022), "So cleverly constructed and beautifully written.

According to the Financial Times ANCESTRY is "An intriguing blend of archival research and fictionalised accounts" The novel is described as "gripping" and "genre-bending". The whole review is here but it's behind a paywall.

ANCESTRY is published in the United Kingdom and elsewhere by Little Brown and in the United States by Other Press.

 

Appearances

Hear me talking with Richard & Judy about The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, for the WH Smiths, Richard & Judy Book Club

Hear me in discussion with Diane Rehm on the Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio in the US.

and also in an interview for ABC radio in Australia

Videos


Bremen University have a video of me delivering a lecture at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Hanse Institute for Advanced Study) on Mendel's Dwarf in 2012. You can see it here.

A brief video giving an outline of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, for WH Smiths. And more here



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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