Louise Doughty (born 4 September 1963) is an English novelist, playwright and journalist from a Romani background. Doughty, who was born in Melton Mowbray, is an alumna of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course.
In 2006 Doughty contributed a weekly column to The Daily Telegraph inviting readers to write A Novel in a Year and the following year a weekly column on the life of a writer entitled "A Writer's Year".
Doughty has also presented radio programmes for the BBC on literature, and was a judge for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Her novel Whatever You Love was long-listed for the Orange Prize 2011.
List of works
- Crazy Paving, 1995, ISBN 0-671-71879-7
- Dance with Me, 1996, ISBN 0-684-81652-0
- Honey-Dew, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82090-0
- Fires in the Dark, 2003, ISBN 0-7432-2087-0, a novel about the Romani experience in central Europe during the Second World War.
- Stone Cradle, 2006, ISBN 0-7432-2089-7, which continues Doughty's exploration of her Roma family background.
- Whatever You Love, 2010, ISBN 978-0-571-25475-0
- Apple Tree Yard, 2013, ISBN 978-0-571-29788-7