Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents, won the Costa First Novel Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award, and was long-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize).
‘Segal’s writing is a joy – funny, wise and sharply observant.’ The Bookseller
‘It’s a stroke of brilliance on Segal’s part to demonstrate the striking similarities between the polished social manners of waspish 19th-century New York and 21st-century Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Innocents is compelling and Segal writes with an understated elegance’ The Observer