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Amy Sackville

School of English - Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

My most recent novel, Painter to the King (Granta, 2018), tells the story of the artist Velázquez’s time as court painter to Philip IV of Spain. The Still Point, my first 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, Orkney, won a Somerset Maugham award in 2014. I am an occasional reviewer and writer of short fiction, and a member of the Royal Society of Literature.