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Rachel Cusk  

Author and Novelist Known for her Topics on Motherhood and Relationships

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and spent much of her childhood in Los Angeles before finishing her education at a convent school in England. She read English at New College, Oxford, and has travelled extensively in Spain and Central America. Her first novel, "Saving Agnes", won the Whitbread First Novel Award. "A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother", is a personal exploration of motherhood. In "The Lucky Ones", she uses a series of five narratives, loosely linked by the experience of parenthood, to write of life's transformations; of what separates us from those we love and what binds us to those we no longer understand.

In 2003 Rachel Cusk was nominated by "Granta" magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. Her novel, "Arlington Park", was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest books are the memoir of a 3-month family stay in Italy, "The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy"; and "The Bradshaw Variations, a novel".


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