Sadie Jones

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Sadie Jones
Born 1967
Nationality English
Occupation Writer and novelist

Sadie Jones (born 1967) is an English writer and novelist.


Jones was raised in London, the daughter of Evan Jones,[1] a Jamaican-born poet and scriptwriter, who worked with director Joseph Losey on several projects and Joanna Jones, an actor. Sadie Jones was educated at the Godolphin and Latymer School, a school she disliked.[2]

Jones lived in Paris as a young woman, worked as a waitress and wrote four unproduced scripts and a play,[3] among other things, before her debut novel, The Outcast,[4] was published. It won the First Novel award in the 2008 Costa Book Awards and has been translated into several languages.

Sadie Jones' second novel, Small Wars, is set in 1956 Cyprus and is inspired by the war in Afghanistan.[3] It was published at the end of August 2009. Her third novel, The Uninvited Guests was published in March 2012. Set in the fading grandeur of an Edwardian country house, it is a darkly humorous, unsettling and ghostly tale.


  1. ^ Holly Kyte, "Sadie Jones: 'It just wouldn't leave me alone'", Daily Telegraph, 13 May 2008.
  2. ^ Cassandra Jardine, "Sadie Jones: 'What I learnt from 15 years of failure'", Daily Telegraph, 4 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b Eva Wiseman, "'Even when we do talk, we often lie'", The Observer, 23 August 2009.
  4. ^ Rachel Hore, "The Outcast", The Independent, 24 February 2008.

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