Antonia Hodgson

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Antonia Hodgson
Born1971 (age 51–52)
Derby, Derbyshire, England
EducationLittleover Community School and Leeds University
Occupation(s)Publisher and writer

Antonia Hodgson (born 1971) is a British historical crime writer and publisher.


Hodgson was born in Derby in 1971. She attended Littleover Community School.[citation needed] She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Leeds University in 1994 and she went to work for Harcourt, Brace.[1]

Hodgson spent nearly twenty years in the publishing business rising to editor-in-chief at Little, Brown before she published her own first novel.

Hodgson's first novel, A Devil in the Marshalsea,[2] was set in the time of the early Georgians, William Hogarth and the Southwark prison the Marshalsea. Hodgson believes that the Georgian period was more intriguing than the Victorian era which is usually considered to be more culturally important.[3] The book was submitted anonymously to the publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, because she was known in the publishing industry. Her first book won the Crime Writers Association's Historical Dagger award and was long listed for a first novel award.[4] It also was shortlisted in 2015 for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.[5]


  • The Devil in the Marshalsea[2]
  • The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins[6]
  • A death in Fountains Abbey
  • The Silver Collar[7]


  1. ^ Antonia Hodgson, The Bookseller, retrieved 29 May 2015
  2. ^ a b Hodgson, Antonia (2014). The Devil in the Marshalsea. Hodder. ISBN 9781444775440.
  3. ^ The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins, The Express, published and retrieved on 29 May 2015
  4. ^ Antonia Hodgson Archived 7 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Hodder, retrieved 28 May 2015
  5. ^ "Shortlist Announced for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015! | Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival". Archived from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ Hodgson, Antonia (2015). The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins. ISBN 9781444775457.
  7. ^ Hodgson, Antonia (2020). The Silver Collar. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9781473615137.