Sarah Dunant


Sarah Dunant is a writer, broadcaster and critic. She was born in London and studied history at Cambridge university. After a brief spell working for the BBC she spent much of her twenties travelling (Japan, India, Asia and Central and South America) before starting to write.  Her first two novels, along with a BBC television series, THIN AIR were written with a friend. She then went solo.

 

Since then she has written eight novels, two screenplays and edited two books of essays. She has worked in television and radio as a presenter and a producer, is a patron of the ORANGE PRIZE for women's fiction, sits on the editorial board of the Royal Academy magazine and reviews for The Times and The Independent on Sunday and The Guardian. 

 

She has two daughters and lives in London and Florence. She dreams of having enough spare time to cultivate a hobby. Sometimes she even remembers to feed the cat.

 

 

Books

EXTERMINATING ANGELS, 1984

INTENSIVE CARE, 1986

(co-written with Peter Busby under the name Peter Dunant)

 

SNOW STORMS IN A HOT CLIMATE, 1988


BIRTHMARKS, 1991

FATLANDS, 1993

UNDER MY SKIN, 1995

(All three featuring the female private eye HANNAH WOLFE)

 

Essays (edited) on Political Correctness (THE WAR OF THE WORDS, VIRAGO 1994) (co-edtired )

On end of millennium anxieties (THE AGE OF ANXIETY, VIRAGO 1997).

 

 

TRANSGRESSIONS, 1997

MAPPING THE EDGE, 1999

THE BIRTH OF VENUS, 2003

IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN 2006