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Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway, and has been the writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. Her first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. Her second novel, The Essex Serpent, was a Sunday Times bestseller and was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016. It was shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Prize and longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, the Walter Scott Prize and International Dylan Thomas Prize. She lives in Norwich.
on The Essex Serpent