Gaynor Arnold

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Gaynor Arnold is a Welsh-born author. Born in Cardiff, she studied English Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and for a Diploma in Social and Administrative Studies at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.


Since the early 1970s she has lived in Edgbaston in Birmingham, working as a social worker for Birmingham City Council.[1] She became a full time writer in 2009.


Her debut novel Girl in a Blue Dress was published by Birmingham's Tindal Street Press in 2008, being longlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.[2]


  • Girl in a Blue Dress (2008)
  • Lying Together (2011)
  • After Such Kindness (2012)
  • The Sea in Birmingham (2013) contributor


  1. ^ "Gaynor Arnold keeping her word", Birmingham Post (Birmingham: Trinity Mirror Midlands), 2008-10-02, retrieved 9 September 2012 
  2. ^ ARNOLD, GAYNOR, The Writers of Wales Database, Literature Wales, retrieved 9 September 2012