Rachel Seiffert


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in Oxford, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1971

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Rachel Seiffert is one of Virago’s most critically acclaimed contemporary novelists. Her first book, The Dark Room, (2001) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and made into the feature film Lore. In 2003, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, and in 2011 she received the EM Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Field Study, her collection of short stories published in 2004, received an award from PEN International. Her second novel, Afterwards (2007) third novel The Walk Home (2014), and fourth novel A Boy in Winter (2017), were all longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her books have been published in eighteen languages.

Seiffert’s subject is ordinary lives in extraordinary times
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Average rating: 3.64 · 5,344 ratings · 749 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dark Room

3.73 avg rating — 2,587 ratings — published 2001 — 34 editions
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A Boy in Winter

3.61 avg rating — 1,608 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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Afterwards

2.99 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Walk Home

3.17 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Field Study

3.57 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Reach

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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See You in Therapy, An anth...

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Sent Forår

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Architect / The Crossing

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Dog-Leg Lane

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“Rules you can bend give you nothing to lean on.”
Rachel Seiffert, Afterwards
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“He said the wicked know that if the evil they do is of sufficient horror men will not speak against it. That men have only stomach for small evils and only these will they oppose.”
Rachel Seiffert, A Boy in Winter

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