Sara Maitland

Sara Maitland

Sara Maitland’s first novel Daughter of Jerusalem won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1979. Since then she has written five more novels and five collections of short stories, including On Becoming a Fairy Godmother (2003).

In 2004 she moved to Galloway and built herself a house on the moors above New Luce where she lives alone, exploring the possibilities of a contemporary eremitical life. She wrote A Book of Silence, (Granta 2008) partly a cultural history of silence and partly a personal memoir of her own search for that elusive lifestyle. More recently she has published Gossip from the Forest (Granta, 2012), about forests and fairy stories; and Mosswitch and other stories (Commas Press 2014) inspired by conversations with scientists, and including short comments by them on the experience of having our work turned into fiction. 

Titles by Sara Maitland

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13 May 2019

Today the Crime Writers Association (CWA) have announced their longlists for this year's Dagger Awards, and we are delighted that...

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13 May 2019

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29 Mar 2019

Arcadia Books have bought the World English rights to two new titles by Joe Thomas from Will Francis at Janklow and...

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