Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce

Saturday 14 November 2015 Village Hall

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her second novel, Perfect,  was published in July 2013 to great critical acclaim. She was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards “New Writer of the Year” in December 2012. Rachel has also written a short story A Faraway Smell of Lemon.

In addition to writing books, Rachel has also written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for the Classic Series, Woman’s Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play.

Rachel moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver.

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry PB Perfect PB

Her book of short stories A Snow Garden was published on 5 November.

A snow garden

To find out more, go to http://www.rachel-joyce.co.uk/