Francesca Segal studied at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, before becoming a journalist and writer. Her work has appeared in Granta, Newsweek, Guardian, Financial Times, and Vogue UK and US, amongst many others. She has been a features writer at Tatler, and for three years wrote the Debut Fiction column in the Observer. Her debut novel, The Innocents, was awarded the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, a 2013 Betty Trask Award, and the 2013 Premio Letterario Edoardo Kihlgren Opera Prima in Milan, and was long-listed for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize).
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