Sackville studied English and theatre studies at Leeds University, followed by an MPhil at Oxford's Exeter College before taking a job in the publishing industry. She also studied an MA in creative writing at London's Goldsmiths College.
Her first novel, The Still Point, was published in 2010 and nominated for that year's Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Orkney, won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2014. Her third novel, Painter to the King, about Diego Velázquez and the court of Philip IV of Spain was published in 2018.
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