Francesca Segal

Francesca Segal


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

Event 24: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

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The celebrated novelists Amanda Craig and Francesca Segal have written masterfully about happy and unhappy families, teenagers, marriage, music and second chances. Francesca’s first novel The Innocents is a modern love story which won the Costa First Book Award and her second novel The Awkward Age is about a blended family attempting to build something beautiful amid the complexities […]