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. 

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19 Oct 2018

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14 Sep 2018

Joe Thomas, critically acclaimed author of Paradise City and Gringa, will be appearing at the...

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12 Sep 2018

Alex Wheatle, the critically acclaimed author of Brixton Rock, will...

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