Rachel Seiffert

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: 3.63 · 3,978 ratings · 572 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dark Room

3.73 avg rating — 2,157 ratings — published 2001 — 31 editions
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A Boy in Winter

3.65 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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Afterwards

2.95 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Walk Home

3.16 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Field Study

3.50 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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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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Reach

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Dog-Leg Lane

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Dimitroff

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“Rules you can bend give you nothing to lean on.”
Rachel Seiffert, Afterwards
tags: truths

“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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