Born in Cumbria, Hall studied English and Art History at the Aberystwyth University and did her MLitt degree in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews. Her first novel Haweswater (2002), set in a Cumbrian farming community, won the 2003 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel, and her second, The Electric Michelangelo (2004), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Published in 2007, The Carhullan Army follows a group of rebel women in England under an economic and ecological catastrophe; it gained Hall both the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award the same year.
Hall has won the BBC National Short Story Award twice – in 2013 for her story Mrs Fox and in 2020 for The Grotesques – and has published several short fiction collections, including Sudden Traveller (2019). Her more recent novels include The Wolf Border (2015) and Burntcoat (2021).
Books by Sarah Hall
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