Louise Doughty

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An English novelist, playwright and journalist from a Romani background. An alumna of Leeds University and of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Course, headed by Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter. She lives in London. In 2006, Doughty contributed a weekly column to The Daily Telegraph inviting readers to write a Novel in a Year, and the following year a weekly column on the life of a writer entitled “A Writer’s Year”. Doughty has also presented radio programmes for the BBC on literature, and was a judge for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. She also writes radio plays.


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