School of English


(BA, Leeds; MPhil, Oxford; MA, Goldsmiths)

My first novel, The Still Point, was published in January 2010 by Portobello Books. In November, the book was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for a work of literature by a writer under 35; it was also long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize. My second novel, Orkney, was published by Granta Books in spring 2013 and won a Somerset Maugham award in 2014. I have had short articles published in The Independent and Twin magazine, and short fiction included in Fish Publishing and Leaf Books anthologies.

I am interested in the novel as a form, and its development particularly in the modern to postmodern period. As a reader and a writer, I am fascinated by the interrelation of language and the world; the ways in which our sense of ourselves and other people, of reality and identity, are both represented and constituted by words.

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Office: W2.N4 (Rutherford)

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Sackville, A. (2014). Orkney. London: Granta Books.
Sackville, A. (2010). The Still Point. London: Portobello Books.
Sackville, A. et al. (2017). Thinking through Thinking through Fiction: a round table. New Writing [Online] 15:119-123. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]
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School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823054

Last Updated: 30/09/2016