Rachel Joyce (writer)

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Rachel Joyce (born 1962[1] in London) is a British author. She has written plays for BBC Radio Four, and jointly won the 2007 Tinniswood Award for her To Be a Pilgrim.[2][3]

Her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was on the longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.[4] In December 2012, she was awarded the "New Writer of the Year" award by the National Book Awards for the novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.[5]

She is married to actor Paul Venables, and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children.

She’s the sister of actress Emily Joyce


  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857520647)
  • Perfect (2013, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857520661)
  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (2014, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857522450)[6]
  • A Snow Garden and Other Stories (2015, Doubleday: ISBN 978-0857523532)
  • The Music Shop (2017, Doubleday: ISBN 978-0857521927)[7]


  • French Literary Award ("Prix Littéraire des Jeunes Européens, 2014 France) for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ Rachel Joyce - dailymail.co.uk
  2. ^ "About Rachel Joyce". Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Radio Drama Awards: Past Winners". Society of Authors. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 longlist announced". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. ^ Alison Flood (5 December 2012). "EL James comes out on top at National Book awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Rachel Joyce: my unexpected followup to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry". The Guardian. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Rachel Joyce". Penguin books. Retrieved 30 December 2016.

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