Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher


Philip Hensher is a novelist, critic and journalist.

Born in London in 1965 and educated at Oxford University, Hensher is the author of nine novels, including the 2008 Booker-shortlisted The Northern Clemency, as well as a collection of short stories. He is a regular broadcaster and contributes reviews and articles to various newspapers and journals including The Spectator, the Mail on Sunday and The Independent. Hensher is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Bath Spa and lives in South London and Geneva.

His latest novel, published this year, is The Friendly Ones.

Praise for Philip Hensher

‘Hensher is one of our most gifted novelists’ – The Observer

‘A writer who seems capable of anything’ – The Guardian

‘As a fiction writer, Hensher has virtuosity on tap’ – New Statesman

‘Hensher’s prose can be painterly’ – Financial Times

‘Hensher is gifted with a great virtuosity and a relentless intelligence’ – The Guardian



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