Sarah Moss

b. 1975

Sarah Moss was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Sarah Moss is the author of six novels and a memoir of a year spent in Iceland, Names for the Sea. Her work is translated into many languages. Her latest book, Ghost Wall, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. She was born in Glasgow, grew up in Manchester and after moving between Oxford, Reykjavik and West Cornwall, for now lives in the West Midlands where she is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. Sarah has a doctorate in Romantic poetry and lectured on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature before writing fiction.

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