Rachel Seiffert is a British novelist and short story writer.
Publications and awards
Seiffert has published three works of fiction to date:
Field Study (2004) a collection of short stories, one of which received an award from International PEN.
Afterwards (2007) a novel, long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction the same year.
Her books have been translated into ten languages.
Seiffert's subject is the individual in history: how political and economic upheavals impact on ordinary lives. Her characters have included the 12 year old daughter of an SS officer in 1945, a Polish seasonal worker on a German asparagus farm after the fall of the wall, and a London painter and decorator who killed a civilian as a 19-year old squaddie with the British Army in Northern Ireland.
- "Seiffert: Important debut". BBC. 19 September 2001. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
- British Council of Contemporary writers Rachel Seiffert
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- "Society of Authors — Prizes, Grants and Awards". Society of Authors. Retrieved 2009-01-18.[dead link]
- Lorna Bradbury (28 January 2007). "Sympathy for the squaddie". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 31 January 2010.