Winner of the Portico Prize Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and exciting of Britain's young novelists" (The Guardian). Now, in this collection of short fiction published in England to phenomenal praise, she has created a work at once provocative and mesmerizing.
Sarah Hall was born in 1974 in Cumbria, England. She received a master of letters in creative writing from Scotland's St. Andrews University and has published four novels. Haweswater won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (overall winner, Best First Novel) and a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award. The Electric Michelangelo was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Eurasia Region), and the Prix Femina Étranger, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Daughters of the North won the 2006/07 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. How to Paint a Dead Man was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Portico Prize for Fiction. In 2013 Hall was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a prize awarded every ten years, and she won the BBC National Short Story Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Date of Birth:
January 6, 1974
Place of Birth:
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
B.A., The University of Wales, Aberystwyth; M.A. in Creative Writing, St. Andrews University, Scotland
“THE BEAUTIFUL INDIFFERENCE is a work of art. Each of these stories takes the reader so fully, sensually, and immediately into its world that there is no possibility of putting the book down in the middle of one.”
“Individually stunning, together these stories comprise a tour-de-force collection that has reignited my love of the form.”
“Sarah Hall’s writing is breathtaking...I did actually stop breathing once or twice...I loved it.”
“...the best British writer around right now.”
“Hall’s voice is strong and distinctive - even, in single, elevated passages, exquisite.”
“Hall’s vaunted writing prowess is apparent throughout... Without judgement, Hall seems to set her characters, and by extension all of us, on a scale with animals, rutting by instinct, violent at heart, governed by the same needs for warmth, sex, shelter and food.”
“Balancing muscularity with achingly beautiful prose, these stories are dark, raw and heartbreaking. An immensely satisfying and haunting collection.”
“Seven skillfully adrenalised stories, precise and sensual, in which the scent of violence is a constant.”
“Hall’s stories are disturbing and delicate, surprising and sad, assured and sensual, with a deliciously dark tint to their edges. What better recommendation for a book of short stories than to be so enchanted that you want to flip them over and start all over again?”
Lady Julia Markham was the toast of London Society until an ill-advised attempted elopement
ended in betrayal and left her good name in tatters. Now ruined, penniless, and desperate, she has agreed to wed the magnetic and possibly dangerous ...
It's bad enough when your love life is going nowhere fast -- it's worse when
everyone else's is soaring!That's the personal tragedy that appears to have befallen Amy O'Sullivan, asshe careens toward the Big Three-O with what she laughingly refers ...
Mira, the heroine of Jocelynn Drake's New York Times bestselling Dark Days series, has been
a nightwalker for centuries, traveling the globe as an enforcer for a secretive, powerful organization. In Bound to Me, for the first time, we travel ...
Seattle has become a dumping station for society's misfits. For the werewolves who don't have
perfect control. The vampires that give into bloodlust. Those who are exiled there, Orphans, are not allowed to leave through threat of death.Asire Thomas has ...
Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to
be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy ...
The village of Marsdale is a quiet corner of the world, cradled in a remote
dale in England's lovely Lake District. The rhythm of life in the deeply religious, sheltered community has not changed for centuries. But in 1936, when ...
From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric
Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative tale in which multiple lives are woven together ...
A remote and affluent Maine community, Corpus Christi was untouched by the environmental catastrophe that
destroyed the neighboring blue-collar town of Bedford. But all that will change in a heartbeat . . .The nightmare is awakened when third-grade schoolteacher Lois ...