Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers

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Jane Rogers is a British novelist, editor, scriptwriter, and lecturer. She was born in London in 1952. She was educated at Oxford High School in Oxford, matriculated into New Hall, Cambridge to study English and graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1974. She completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Leicester in 1976. Rogers has published nine novels and a story collection, has written TV and radio drama and adapted works for radio and television. She has won the Somerset Maugham Award for the novel Her Living Image (1984), the Writers Guild Best Fiction Award for the Promised Lands (1995), the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb (2011), and the BBC National Short Story Award for the title story of the collection Hitting Trees with Sticks (2012). She was also nominated for the Man Booker Award, BAFTA Award, Edgehill Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Orange Prize, and the Samuel Beckett Award. Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an RLF fellow in Banbury, where she now lives. Her latest novel, Conrad and Eleanor, was published in June 2016. Rogers has taught writing to a wide range of students at Paris Sorbonne IV, at Cambridge, Hawthornden, and the University of Adelaide. She currently mentors for Gold Dust and held a course on the short story for Faber Academy in autumn 2016.

 

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