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Ros Barber is an award-winning novelist of both historical and speculative fiction. In a pacy-yet-crafted style most frequently described as “compelling”, she explores themes of identity and loss in stories which stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

Her debut novel, The Marlowe Papers, described as “a remarkable book” by the New York Times, was awarded the Desmond Elliott Prize, jointly awarded the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, and long-listed for the Women’s Prize for fiction.  Her second novel, Devotion, described as “an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss” by Kirkus Reviews  was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Prize and was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Her poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. These include Faber’s Poems of the Decade (2012) – now a set text for the Edexcel English Literature ‘A’ Level in England and Wales.

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