appletree30.12.13Louise Doughty is the author of seven novels, including Apple Tree Yard, published by Faber & Faber UK.  So far, rights have sold in twenty-one territories worldwide.  Apple Tree Yard is her first novel since Whatever You Love, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non- fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her hugely popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC.

There can’t be a woman alive who hasn’t once realised, in a moment of panic, that she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man.  Louise Doughty, more sure-footed with each novel, leads her unnerved reader into dark territory.  A compelling and bravely written book.’

Hilary Mantel





Apple Tree Yard has been selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club choice for 2014:

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The US edition of Apple Tree Yard was published on 14th Jan.

A splendidly well-made courtroom drama, full of equally sharp turns of plot and phrase… Apple Tree Yard is very, very good.’ Chicago Herald Tribune.

Doughty writes with consummate pacing and psychological acuity, bringing fresh force to a common regret of adulterous lovers’  The New Yorker

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