Her new novel, Black Water, is out now from Faber & Faber UK and will be published by Farrar Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books New York in September 2016.
‘Absolutely gripping and a thriller, definitely, but also a meditation on guilt and responsibility.’ The Bookseller, June fiction highlights
‘Pulls off the John Le Carre trick of combining real moral complexity with page turning excitement.’ Readers Digest
Her previous book was the top ten bestseller Apple Tree Yard, published in 2013 by Faber & Faber UK and Farrar Straus & Giroux New York. It was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and the National Book Award Thriller of the Year and is published or being translated into twenty-seven languages worldwide. A four-part BBC1 adaptation is currently in production with Emily Watson in the lead role.
Doughty’s sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC and has been the judge for many prizes and awards including the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Novel Award. She lives in London.
‘There can’t be a woman alive who hasn’t once realised, in a moment of panic, that she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man. Louise Doughty, more sure-footed with each novel, leads her unnerved reader into dark territory. A compelling and bravely written book.’
– Hilary Mantel
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