Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, 2012
|Born||Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, U.K.|
Louise Doughty is an English writer and journalist.
Doughty has written novels, non-fiction and plays for radio. She has worked as a cultural critic for newspapers and magazines. Her weekly column for The Daily Telegraph was published as A Novel in a Year in 2007. Doughty was a member of the BBC show A Good Read.
Doughty's novel Whatever You Love was short-listed for the Costa Book Award for fiction in 2010 and long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011. Her book, Apple Tree Yard, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Choice in the spring of 2014 and adapted for television (Apple Tree Yard) in 2017. Her short story, "Fat White Cop with Ginger Eyebrows", was long-listed for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.
List of works
- Crazy Paving, 1995, ISBN 0-671-71879-7
- Dance with Me, 1996, ISBN 0-684-81652-0
- Honey-Dew, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82090-0, a murder mystery.
- Fires in the Dark, 2003, ISBN 0-7432-2087-0, a novel about the Romani experience in central Europe during the Second World War.
- Stone Cradle, 2006, ISBN 0-7432-2089-7, which continues Doughty's exploration of her Roma family background.
- Whatever You Love, 2010, ISBN 978-0-571-25475-0
- Apple Tree Yard, 2013, ISBN 978-0-571-29788-7
- Black Water, 2016, ISBN 978-0-571-27866-4
- Maybe, winner of a Radio Times Drama Award, BBC Radio 3, 1991
- The Koala Bear Joke, BBC Radio 4, 1994
- Nightworkers, BBC Radio 4, 1998
- Geronimo!, BBC Radio 4, 2004
- The Withered Arm, adapting a story by Thomas Hardy, BBC Radio 4, 2006
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