Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the author of the 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 previous book, The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, 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 - as well as the Political Book Awards Biography of the Year. Her other books are the acclaimed cultural histories Heroes and Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions. Cleopatra won the Fawcett Prize and the Emily Toth Award.
She lives in London and Suffolk.