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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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Linda Grant’s essay ‘I Murdered My Library’ available as a Kindle Single

What happens when you begin to build a library in childhood and then find you have too many books?   From a small collection held together by a pair of plaster of Paris horse-head bookends […]

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New novel from Linda Grant coming in July

Virago are delighted to announce that Linda Grant’s new novel, entitled Upstairs at the Party, will be published this summer on July 3rd.   Upstairs at the Party is a powerful and captivating novel about […]

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Linda Grant to appear at Wood Green Literary Festival

Linda Grant will be appearing at Wood Green Literary Festival on Sunday October 13th. For details and tickets see here.

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Linda Grant at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Linda Grant will be appearing at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2013. The details of her appearances are below, and you can find more information on the Jaipur Literature Festival website. 24th Jan – 6pm […]

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Linda Grant’s Events and Appearances, February to May 2011

Linda will be making a number of public appearances in the next few weeks. Please contact the relevant organisers or venue (as specified below) for more information about any of these events. And please remember […]

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