The author of five previous novels, two books of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories, A.L. Kennedy's last novel, Day, was the 2007 Costa Book of the Year. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards. She lives in Glasgow and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.
"This woman is a profound writer." -- Richard Ford "This is a masterful novel, imaginatively crafted, shaped by big, precisely articulated emotion." The Times, Saturday Review "Kennedy is as disconcertingly accurate at tenderness as at wildness... A passionate writer, on the edge and at risk." New York Times Book Review "Kennedy writes with flaying precision about the things we won't often admit to ourselves, let alone speak aloud." Daily Mail "A virtuoso of prose. Her phrasing is fine-tuned and supple to the highest degree: intuitive and subtle about the multifarious sensations of being alive." London Review of Books