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Connolly, Cressida

Cressida Connolly

Elected: 2020

Cressida Connolly has written novels, short stories, literary criticism and non-fiction.  Her 2018 novel, After the Party, was a Sunday Times bestseller; while her debut collection of short stories, The Happiest Days, won the PEN/MacMillan Silver Pen Award. The daughter of the author Cyril Connolly, she lives on a confetti petal farm in Worcestershire.

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