Amanda Craig, Francesca Segal
Fractured and fractious families are at the heart of two witty contemporary morality tales. Amanda Craig’s The Lie of the Land traces the trajectory of the sexually unquenchable Quentin and his unhappy partner, Lottie, whose problems only escalate when they decamp to Devon’s remote arcadia. Francesca Segal’s razor-sharp, The Awkward Age, tells of the fallout when two families merge in North London and civil war ensues.
Francesca Segal is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the FT and Vogue - UK and US - among many others. Her debut novel The Innocents won many awards, including the Costa First Novel Award and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.Claire Armitstead