Maggie O'Farrell

2018 Longlist

Maggie O’Farrell is the author of seven novels: ‘After You’d Gone’, ‘My Lover’s Lover’, ‘The Distance Between Us’ (which won a Somerset Maugham Award), ‘The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox’, ‘The Hand that First Held Mine’ (which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award), ‘Instructions for a Heatwave’ (which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award), and ‘This Must Be the Place’ (which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award). She lives in Edinburgh.

Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

  • I Am, I Am, I Am

    By Maggie O'Farrell