Rachel Cusk

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Rachel Cusk (born 8 Feb 1967)[1] 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'.[2]

Cusk is married to the artist Siemon Scamell-Katz and lives in London with her two daughters.


Introductions & Forewords

Awards and prizes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

"Suburban Worlds: Rachel Cusk and Jon McGregor." In B. Schoene. The Cosmopolitan Novel. Edinburgh University Press, 2009.


  1. ^ "Weekend Birthdays", The Guardian, 8 Feb 2014: 52 
  2. ^ Granta list of Best Young British Novelists, 2003.
  3. ^ The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents Its 2015 Shortlist

External links[edit]

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/told-2 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/books/review/rachel-cusks-outline.html http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/books/outline-rachel-cusks-new-novel.html http://www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/outline-rachel-cusk/