Posted on 8th August 2015

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Q&A with Grace McCleen

How would you describe The Offering to a reading group?  A novel concerned with sin, repetition and redemption.   What inspired you to write The OfferingA moonlit walk.   The Offering gives the reader a vivid insight into mental health. What research was required to make this complex subject matter authentic?  None at all….

Posted on 5th August 2015

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Reviews: The Offering

Strange and beautiful (Hope Whitmore, Independent on Sunday) Grace McCleen’s talent for description, especially when portraying the natural world, is quite exquisite. (Carol Midgley, The Times) The richness with which Madeline describes her febrile younger self contrasts heartbreakingly with the glassy, emotionally neutered life she inhabits now…a bold, mature, terribly sad novel. (Claire Allfree, Daily…

Posted on 4th August 2015

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Celebrating the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Winners: Grace McCleen

Every week until the beginning of September, we’re celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Grace McCleen who won with her novel, The Offering. “Prose as controlled and lyrical as the story within, the novel is disturbing and mysterious.” Cathy Galvin, journalist, poet and Director of…