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Lucy Ellmann


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in The United States
October 18, 1956

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Lucy Ellmann was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer Richard Ellmann and writer Mary Ellmann (née Donahue). She moved to England at the age of 13 and was educated at Falmouth School of Art (Foundation degree, 1975), Essex University (BA, 1980), and the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, 1981).

Her highly-praised autobiographical first novel, Sweet Desserts, was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize. Both her second book, Varying Degrees of Hoplessness, and her third, Man or Mango?, were shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, while her fourth, Dot in the Universe, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Believer Book Award.

Lucy Ellmann is a regular contributor of articles on art and f
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Average rating: 3.84 · 6,313 ratings · 1,693 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ducks, Newburyport

3.97 avg rating — 4,575 ratings — published 2019 — 23 editions
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Dot in the Universe

3.69 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Mimi

3.20 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Things Are Against Us

3.60 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2021 — 11 editions
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Man or Mango?

3.35 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Sweet Desserts

3.38 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Varying Degrees of Hopeless...

3.87 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Doctors & Nurses

3.19 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Tom the Obscure

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There’s No Ifs or Maybes, I...

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“The whole world organizes itself around the fact that people manage to get their awkward bodies in position to fuck, an achievement honored by toasters, tandems, and tax cuts.”
Lucy Ellmann, Dot in the Universe

“the fact that you’ll never know what sort of person you might have been if you’d read different stuff”
Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport

“GENERAL STATEMENT FOR ALL CONCERNED: I do not wish you to be perturbed in any way by my current uncommunicative behaviour. I wish it to be known that I am not pursuing any friendships at the moment because I can not think of anything to say and I suspect I am bad for people. I am too egotistically involved in my own decay to focus on the troubles and triumphs of others...”
Lucy Ellmann, Man or Mango?

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