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Rachel Cusk (born 8 Feb 1967) is a Canadian-born novelist and writer who lives and works in the United Kingdom.
Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1974. She read English at New College, Oxford.
She is the author of eight novels and three works of non-fiction. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes: her most recent novel, Outline (2014), was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmith's Prize and the Bailey's prize. In 2003, Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'.
Cusk is married to the artist Siemon Scamell-Katz and lives in London with her two daughters.
- Saving Agnes (1993)
- The Temporary (1995)
- The Country Life (1997)
- The Lucky Ones (2003)
- In the Fold (2005)
- Arlington Park (2006)
- The Bradshaw Variations (2009)
- Outline (2014)
- A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother (2001)
- The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy (2009)
- Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation (2012)
- Introductions & Forewords
- Bonjour Tristesse by François Sagan (Penguin, 2008)
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Folio Society, 2009)
- The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence (Vintage, 2011)
- Complete Stories by Kingsley Amis (Penguin Classics, 2011)
Awards and prizes
- 1993 Whitbread First Novel Award - Saving Agnes
- 1997 Somerset Maugham Award - The Country Life
- 2003 Whitbread Novel Award (shortlist) - The Lucky Ones
- 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction (shortlist)- Arlington Park
- 2015 Goldmiths Prize (shortlist)
- 2015 Folio Prize (shortlist)
- 2015 Bailey's Prize (shortlist)
- 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (shortlist) 
"Suburban Worlds: Rachel Cusk and Jon McGregor." In B. Schoene. The Cosmopolitan Novel. Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
- "Weekend Birthdays", The Guardian, 8 Feb 2014: 52
- Granta list of Best Young British Novelists, 2003.
- The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents Its 2015 Shortlist
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