Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Borders: Land, Laws and The Mind

In her fifth novel, Wolf Border, Sarah investigates the nature of wildness and control, both in the landscape and the characters operating within it. How do power structures and expectations govern us, politically, and emotionally, and when change comes are we unique in our human ability to adapt? Sarah talks about her newest work, wolves, Britain, and the current climate of environmental and political unrest.

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She is the prize-winning author of five novels including the Booker shortlisted The Electric Michelangelo, and her most recent work, The Wolf Border, as well as The Beautiful Indifference, a much, acclaimed collection of short stories. The first story in the collection, ‘Butchers Perfume’, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, a prize she won in 2013 with Mrs Fox. She tutors for the Faber Academy, The Guardian, the Arvon Foundation. She has also written original drama for radio. Sarah currently lives in Norwich .

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