Jane Rogers

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This article is about the novelist. For the actress, see Jane A. Rogers. For the sheriff, see Jane Margaret Rogers.
Jane Rogers
Born (1952-07-21) 21 July 1952 (age 64)
London, England
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British

Jane Rogers (born 21 July 1952) is a British novelist, editor, scriptwriter, lecturer, and teacher. She is best known for her novels Mr. Wroe's Virgins and The Voyage Home. In 1994 Rogers was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Early life[edit]

Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at Oxford High School, an independent girls school in Oxford. She then matriculated into New Hall, Cambridge to study English. She graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1974. She went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Leicester in 1976.[1]

She now lives in Banbury.


Her novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

In November 2015, her adaptation of Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It starred Romola Garai as Cassandra and Toby Jones as Mortmain.


  • Separate Tracks (1983, Faber)
  • Her Living Image (1984, Faber)
  • The Ice is Singing (1987, Faber)
  • Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1991, Faber)
  • Promised Lands (1995, Faber)
  • Island (1999, Little Brown)
  • The Voyage Home (2004, Little Brown)
  • The Testament of Jessie Lamb (2011, Sandstone)
  • Conrad and Eleanor (2016, Faber)

Prizes and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "ROGERS, Prof. Jane Rosalind". Who's Who 2014. A & C Black. December 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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