Born in New Zealand, Sarah Quigley is a novelist and non-fiction writer. She has a D.Phil. in Literature from the University of Oxford and is a graduate of Bill Manhire’s creative writing course at Victoria University of Wellington. She has published five novels, a creative writing manual, and collections of short fiction and poetry. Her writing has won many awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Award, and the MPA Columnist of the Year for her column The Divorce Diaries, which she has recently turned into a book. Quigley’s best-selling novel The Conductor tells the story of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony and its historic performance in besieged Leningrad in 1942. It was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and short-listed for the Prix Femina in France.
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