Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk was born in 1967 and is the author of seven novels: Saving Agnes, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Temporary, The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Lucky Ones, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, In the Fold and Arlington Park which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and The Bradshaw Variations. Her non-fiction books are A Life's Work, The Last Supper and Aftermath. In 2003 she was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young Novelists.

Books by Rachel Cusk


Published: October 2014

A novel about writing and talking, self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form.

The Temporary

Published: November 2013

A darkly comic novel of office love and life.

Saving Agnes

Published: March 2013

Rachel Cusk's Whitbread-winning debut is a funny, knowing tale of middle-class, middle-twenties angst.


Published: March 2013

Written in the months after Rachel Cusk's divorce, Aftermath is a masterly work charting the largely unwritten journey back to order from the chaos that is left when a family breaks apart.


Published: April 2012

Rachel Cusk's major new work of non-fiction, a series of meditations on women's mid-lives and family life after divorce.

The Country Life

Published: November 2011

Rachel Cusk's classic comic novel available for the first time from Faber.

The Last Supper

Published: July 2010

An elegant and strikingly perceptive memoir of a family journey through Italy, from the celebrated writer Rachel Cusk.

The Bradshaw Variations

Published: May 2010

From award-winning novelist Rachel Cusk, comes an incisive and commercial contemporary family novel.

Bradshaw Variations

Published: October 2009

From award-winning novelist Rachel Cusk comes this absorbing story of the harmony and discord of family life.

Bradshaw Variations

Published: September 2009

From award-winning novelist Rachel Cusk comes this absorbing story of the harmony and discord of family life.

A Life's Work

Published: May 2008

A Life's Work is an education in babies, books, breast-feeding, toddler groups, broken nights, bad advice and never being alone.

Arlington Park

Published: June 2007

Behind the closed doors of suburbia, a darkly funny and moving insight into modern relationships.

Arlington Park

Published: October 2006

From one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists comes this extraordinary novel that takes us behind the closed doors of an affluent suburb in England, into the hearts and minds of the women who are trying to survive there

In the Fold

Published: September 2006

A compelling story of modern manners, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2005

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