Sarah Dunant

in London, The United Kingdom
August 08, 1950




Sarah Dunant is a cultural commentator, award-winning thriller writer and author of five novels set in Renaissance Italy exploring women’s lives through art, sex and religion. She has two daughters, and lives in London and Florence.

Sarah’s monthly history program and podcast on history can be found via the BBC website.

Sarah Dunant isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

The Passing of a Pope

It is a bizarre feeling when, having been locked inside history  writing a novel, you come up for air and find everyone talking about the place you have just been.

I was boarding a plane back from Morocco last Monday when someone in the queue ahead of me said, “Have you heard? The Pope’s resigned!”

The Pope? Resigned!  How can that be, I thought.  This is not a post that comes with a pension: thi...

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Published on February 15, 2013 08:56
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Mapping the Edge

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Snowstorms in a Hot Climate

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“There have been none like us before. And there will be none afterwards. Be careful what you write.”
Sarah Dunant, Blood & Beauty: The Borgias

“The Devil may take the reckless, but the good will surely die of boredom. Boredom and frustration.”
Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus

“Missing rubs the soul raw.”
Sarah Dunant, Mapping The Edge



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