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Linda Grant News and Updates

OurShelves with special guest Linda Grant

  How can we reconsider failure? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Linda Grant, a multi-award-winning author whose latest novel, A Stranger City, is out now in paperback. In this episode Lucy and […]

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London in Lockdown by Linda Grant

With restrictions beginning to ease author Linda Grant shares what she has discovered about herself, her neighbours and her city during lockdown. The flat is on a road which dissects east-west the brow of a […]

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LINDA GRANT WINS 2020 WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE

Linda Grant’s compelling love letter to London life – A Stranger City – has won the 2020 Wingate Literary Prize.   Described by critics as a ‘deeply important novel for right now’, Grant’s seventh novel, […]

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Upcoming Events

Linda Grant has some up-coming events in London, Cambridge and York, details below: Tuesday 4th February 2020 7-8PM, Tribute event for Deborah Orr in association with Waterstones Piccadilly, St James’s Church in Piccadilly, London Tickets: […]

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SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2020 WINGATE PRIZE

We are delighted to announce that Linda Grant’s new novel A Stranger City has been shortlisted for the 2020 Wingate Prize.   Find out more about the prize here: http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/literary_prize.php    Read more about A Stranger […]

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2020 Wingate Prize

Linda Grant has been longlisted for the 2020 Wingate Prize for her most recent novel, A Stranger City. Find out more about the prize here: www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/literary_prize.php  

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Linda Grant interviewed by Lisa Allardice

Linda Grant: ‘I was brought up with paranoia’ The writer on her Brexit novel, A Stranger City, the role of clothes in her fiction – and why she always returns to Anita Brookner. A Stranger […]

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Read an extract from A Stranger City by Linda Grant

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships – and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives – or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

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Award Announcements

THE DARK CIRCLE was shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. @waltscottprize #WalterScottPrize     [No-IMAGE]

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The Dark Circle – upcoming events

Sunday, 5th March 2.00pm Jewish Book Week Feisty Fictions Linda Grant in conversation with Sarah Moss, chaired by Erica Wagner Linda’s Grant’s sparkling new novel, The Dark Circle, is set in 1950, two years into […]

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Reviews for The Dark Circle

Fantastic review have come in for Linda’s latest novel, The Dark Circle ‘Exhilaratingly good… This is a novel whose engine is flesh and blood, not cold ideas… Grant brings the 1950s – that odd, downbeat, […]

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Read about the homes that inspired The Dark Circle

  Linda Grant’s latest novel, The Dark Circle is out now. In an exclusive piece on the Virago website, Linda describes the atmostpheric London flats that led her to a cast of characters living in […]

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