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Louise Doughty’s most recent novel is A Bird in Winter, published by Faber & Faber on 31st August. The previous book Platform Seven, is out now in paperback and ITVX will broadcast a four-part adaptation on 7th December 2023. Her first series for television, Crossfire, was broadcast on BBC One in September 2022 and is available on iplayer.  Watch the trailer here 

Her previous book, Black Water, is out now from Faber & Faber UK and in the US from Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Picador, where it was nominated as one of the New York Times Book Review Top 100 Notable Books of 2016.

Her novel, Apple Tree Yard, was published in hardback by Faber & Faber UK in June 2013 and paperback in Jan 2014. It was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger and a National Book Award, nominated for The Guardian newspaper’s Not The Booker longlist and featured as a Book of the Year in The Guardian, an ibook Ten Top books by British authors, a Kobo Highlight of 2013 and as a Top Ten Fiction of the Year from Foyles.  The paperback was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club choice for Spring 2014 and was a Top Ten Bestseller in the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List and in Ireland.  An unabridged audio book version, read by Juliet Stevenson, was an Audible No.1 bestseller. Rights have been sold in 30 territories worldwide.

Apple Tree Yard was filmed as a four-part television series by Kudos Productions for the BBC and was broadcast on BBC1 in January 2017.  Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Mark Bonnar star in the lead roles. Watch the trailer here.

Recent profiles and interviews:

Louise Doughty’s interview with Zoe Ball as a Radio 2 Book Club choice here

Simon Mayo Books of the Year interview with Louise Doughty here

Two interviews with Samira Ahmed on BBC Radio 4 Front Row: on A Bird in Winter here and on Platform Seven here

Louise Doughty’s ‘Disposable Camera Diaries’ for Faber here

Four Thought essay for BBC Radio 4 here

Interview with Susannah Butter for the Evening Standard here

Guardian column on being born in Melton Mowbray here

Interview with Sarah Hughes for the Independent here

BBC World Service Newshour here

BBC Radio 4 Today programme: here

BBC News Meet the Author interview with James Naughtie: here

The Observer’s Meet the Author interview with Louise Doughty here.

Louise Doughty’s Guardian feature about Indonesian literature here.

A podcast interview with Neil Denny for Little Atoms here.

A podcast interview with Donna Freed for Radio Gorgeous here.

An interview with Louise Doughty on the Faber & Faber website here.

A profile of Louise Doughty by Helen Brown in the Daily Telegraph here.

A profile of Louise Doughty by Arifa Akbar in The Independent here.

An interview with Mariella Frostrup on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book here

Louise Doughty’s feature about courtroom dramas for The Guardian Review here