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Grace McCleen - Author


Grace McCleen's first novel, The Land of Decoration, was published in 2012 and was awarded the Desmond Elliott Prize for the best first novel of the year. It was also chosen for Richard & Judy's Book Club and won her the Betty Trask Prize in 2013. Her second novel, The Professor of Poetry, was published by Sceptre in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Encore Award. She read English at the University of Oxford and has an MA from York, and currently lives in London.

If you like Grace McCleen you might also like to read books by Aimee Bender, Sarah Winman and Karen Thompson Walker.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Grace McCleen

The Offering by Grace McCleen
The Offering
Grace McCleen
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. A stunning novel about faith, innocence and sin, the tale of an unusual rite of passage with terrible consequences by the prize-winning young author of The Land of Decoration. Lyrically evoking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
The Land of Decoration
Grace McCleen
Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections. With its intensely taut storytelling and gorgeous prose, The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2013
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
The Land of Decoration
Grace McCleen
Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2013. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012. With its intensely taut storytelling and gorgeous prose, The Land of Decoration is a heartbreaking story of good and evil,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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