Amanda Craig





Amanda Craig


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Amanda Craig (born 1959) is a British novelist. Craig studied at Bedales School and Cambridge and works as a journalist. She is married with two children and lives in London.

Craig has so far published a cycle of six novels which deal with contemporary British society, often in a concise acerbic satirical manner. Her approach to writing fiction has been compared to that of Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens.[1] Her novel A Vicious Circle was originally contracted to be published by Hamish Hamilton, but was cancelled when its proof copy received a libel threat from David Sexton, a literary critic and former boyfriend of Craig's at Cambridge, fifteen years previously.[2] The novel was promptly bought by Fourth Estate and published three mont
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Average rating: 3.55 · 2,057 ratings · 240 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
Hearts and Minds

3.83 avg rating — 600 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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In a Dark Wood: A Novel

3.34 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Love in Idleness

2.95 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Vicious Circle

3.71 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Foreign Bodies

3.49 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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A Private Place

3.38 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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A Vicious Circle

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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The Other Side of You: Quic...

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The other side of you

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The Lie of the Land

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“People who love reading are often called bookworms — but that’s the wrong way around. It’s not you that worms into a book; it’s books that worm into you.” — Amanda Craig”
Amanda Craig

“If you read fairy tales carefully, you’ll notice they are mostly about people who aren’t heroes. They don’t have special powers, or gifts. Often they are despised as stupid, They are bullied, beaten up, robbed, starved. But they find they are stronger than their misfortunes.”
Amanda Craig, In a Dark Wood

“Novelists,’ said Ivo, ‘are to the nineties what cooks were to the eighties, hairdressers to the seventies and pop-stars to the sixties… Merely, you know, an expression of the Zeitgeist, Nobody actually reads novels any more, but it’s a fashionable thing to be a novelist – as long as you don’t entertain people of course. I sometimes think,’ said Ivo, his eyes like industrial diamonds, ‘that my sole virtue is, I’m the only person in London who has no intention of writing any kind of novel, ever.”
Amanda Craig, A Vicious Circle

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