Craig, Amanda

Amanda Craig

Elected: 2018

Year of birth: 1959

Amanda Craig is the author of seven novels, including A Vicious Circle, Hearts and Minds and The Lie of the Land, as well as short stories and essays. Her novels, always set in the contemporary era, feature recurring characters and inter-connected plots which have been compared to those of Dickens, Trollope and Balzac. She has reviewed for The Observer, The Telegraph, The Spectator and The Sunday Times. She was the children’s books critic for The Times for over a decade.

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