Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including ‘The Looking Glass’ and ‘Daughters of the House’ which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir ‘Paper Houses’ was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in June 2007. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in ‘Mud – stories of sex and love’ (2010). Her latest novel ‘Ignorance’ (2012) will be out in paperback in March 2013. Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts lives in London and in the Mayenne, France. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
‘”Michèle Roberts is one of those writers descended perhaps as much from Monet and Debussy as Virginia Woolf or Keats… To read a book by her is to savour colour, sound, taste, texture and touch as never before.” The Times