Sarah Perry

2017 Longlist

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway, and has been the writer in residence at Gladstone’s Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague.

Her first novel, ‘After Me Comes the Flood’, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. ‘The Essex Serpent’ was the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award.

She lives in Norwich.

Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

  • The Essex Serpent

    By Sarah Perry