Rachel Cusk





Rachel Cusk


Born
in Canada
February 08, 1967

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Rachel Cusk was born in Canada, and spent some of her childhood in Los Angeles, before her family returned to England, in 1974, when Cusk was 8yo. She read English at New College, Oxford.

Cusk is the Whitbread Award–winning author of two memoirs, including The Last Supper, and seven novels, including Arlington Park, Saving Agnes, The Temporary, The Country Life, and The Lucky Ones.

She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes: her most recent novel, Outline (2014), was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmith's Prize and the Bailey's prize, and longlisted for Canada's Giller Prize. In 2003, Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'

She lives in Brighton, England.

Average rating: 3.32 · 7,867 ratings · 1,379 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Outline

3.39 avg rating — 3,727 ratings — published 2014 — 20 editions
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Arlington Park

2.88 avg rating — 1,119 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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A Life's Work: On Becoming ...

3.60 avg rating — 523 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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The Country Life

3.47 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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Aftermath: On Marriage and ...

3.33 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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The Bradshaw Variations

3.11 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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The Lucky Ones

3.02 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Saving Agnes

3.04 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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In the Fold

2.86 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Last Supper: A Summer i...

3.10 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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“What Ryan had learned from this is that your failures keep returning to you, while your successes are something you always have to convince yourself of.”
Rachel Cusk, Outline

“She wondered whether the books she loved consoled her precisely because they were the manifestations of her own isolation.”
Rachel Cusk, Arlington Park

“As it happened, I was no longer interested in literature as a form of snobbery or even self-definition. I had no desire to prove that one book was better than another; in fact, if I read something I admired, I found myself increasingly disinclined to mention it at all. What I knew personally to be true had come to seem unrelated to the process of persuading others. I did not, any longer, want to persuade anyone of anything.”
Rachel Cusk, Outline

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