|Born||18 October 1956|
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Falmouth School of Art (Foundation degree, 1975)|
University of Essex (BA, 1980)
Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, 1981)
|Notable work||Ducks, Newburyport (2019)|
|Relatives||Richard Ellmann (father)|
Mary Ellmann (mother)
Her first book, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. She is the daughter of the American biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann and the feminist literary critic Mary Ellmann. She is married to the American writer Todd McEwen. Her fourth novel, Dot in the Universe, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Believer Book Award. Her latest book, Ducks, Newburyport was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 2019. It won the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2020 James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.
Ellmann has been recognised with honours and fellowships, including the Royal Literary Fund; Queen Margaret University 2017/18; University of Dundee 2011/12; Queen Margaret University 2005-07; and been a Hawthornden Fellow and Hawthornden fellowship residence at Hawthornden Castle.
- Sweet Desserts (1988)
- Varying Degrees of Hopelessness (1991)
- The Spy Who Caught a Cold (screenplay, 1995)
- Man or Mango? A Lament (1999)
- Dot in the Universe (2003)
- Doctors & Nurses (2006)
- Mimi (2013)
- Ducks, Newburyport (2019)
- Things Are Against Us (2021)
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- "Booker Prize Shortlist 2019". Retrieved 3 September 2019.
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- Cain, Sian (21 August 2020). "Lucy Ellmann lands James Tait Black prize, 38 years after her father's win". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
- "Fiction winners". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
- "The core connection". Time Higher Education Supplement. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- "School of English - Lucy Ellmann". Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- "Lucy Ellmann". The Royal Literary Fund.
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- Lucy Ellmann at Bloomsbury.com
- New York Times review of Dot in the Universe
- Interview from The Daily Telegraph magazine
- Believer Book Awards finalists