Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the author of The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, which won all three of the UK's most prestigious prizes for non-fiction - the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Duff Cooper Prize and the Costa Biography Award - and the Political Book Awards Biography of the Year.
Her other non-fiction books are the acclaimed cultural histories Heroes and Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions. Cleopatra won the Fawcett Prize and the Emily Toth Award.
In 2017 she published her first novel Peculiar Ground - described by reviewers as 'subtle', 'compelling', 'powerful', 'almost Tolstoyan in its sly wit and descriptive brilliance', 'a teeming, heaving whirligig of a novel, 'one of the best novels of the year' and a 'wonderful book'. It has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.
Her collection of short stories, Fabulous, will be published in June 2019. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fabulous-Lucy-Hughes-Hallett/dp/0008334854