Lucy Ellmann

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Lucy Ellmann
Born 18 October 1956
Evanston, Illinois

Lucy Ellmann (born 18 October 1956) is an Anglo-American novelist who now lives in Scotland.

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.

Ellmann lectured and led seminars in Creative Writing at the University of Kent between September 2009 and July 2010.[1][2]

Notable works[edit]

  • 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)


  1. ^ "The core connection". Time Higher Education Supplement. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "School of English - Lucy Ellmann". Retrieved 18 March 2010. 

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