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Author Profile- Sarah Hall - 12/01/09

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Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth University, and began to take writing seriously from the age of twenty, first as a poet, several of her poems appearing in poetry magazines, then as a fiction-writer. She took an M Litt in Creative Writing at St Andrew's University and stayed on for a year afterwards to teach on the undergraduate Creative Writing programme.

Her first novel, Haweswater, was published in 2002. It is set in the 1930s, focuses on one family - the Lightburns - and is a rural tragedy about the disintegration of a community of Cumbrian hill-framers, due to the building of a reservoir. It won several awards, including the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best First Book). 

Her second book, The Electric Michelangelo (2004), set in the turn-of-the-century seaside resorts of Morecambe Bay and Coney Island, was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book).

The Carhullan Army (2007), won the 2007 John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 2008 Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction.

Her latest novel is How to Paint a Dead Man (2009).

Sarah Hall currently lives in North Carolina. 

Bibliography

Haweswater   Faber and Faber, 2002

The Electric Michelangelo   Faber and Faber, 2004

The Carhullan Army   Faber and Faber, 2007

How to Paint a Dead Man   Faber and Faber, 2009 (Due out June,2009)

Buy Sarah Hall books from Blackwell

Prizes and awards

2003   Betty Trask Award   Haweswater

2003   Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best First Book)   Haweswater

2003   Lakeland Book of the Year Award (Ron Sands Prize)   Haweswater

2004   Man Booker Prize for Fiction   (shortlist)   The Electric Michelangelo

2005   Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book)   (shortlist)   The Electric Michelangelo

2007   John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize   The Carhullan Army

2008   Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction   (shortlist)   The Carhullan Army

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