Longlisted for the Orange Prize for FictionKate Flynn has always been a clever girl, brought up to believe in herself as something special. Now Kate is forty-three and has given up her university career in London to come home and look after her mother at Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff.
Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels,
Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award,
Everything Will Be All Right,
The Master Bedroom,
Clever Girl and
The Past, and three collections of stories,
Married Love and
The Past won the Hawthornden Prize for 2016, and
Bad Dreams won the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She lives in London and is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Her stories appear regularly in the
Yorker and other magazines.