Elizabeth Buchan

Represented by Judith Murray
Elizabeth Buchan
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Elizabeth Buchan began her career as a blurb writer at Penguin Books after graduating from the University of Kent with a double degree in English and History. She moved on to become a fiction editor at Random House before leaving to write full time. Her novels include LIGHT OF THE MOON and the prize-winning CONSIDER THE LILY – reviewed in the Independent as ‘a gorgeously well written tale: funny, sad and sophisticated’. A subsequent novel, REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN became an international bestseller and was made into a CBS Primetime Drama. Other novels include THE SECOND WIFE, SEPARATE BEDS and DAUGHTERS. Her novel, I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU, about the SOE operating in Denmark during the Second World War, was selected for the World Book Night. The Week reviewed it as ‘a breathtaking read – no one writes a cliff-hanger like Buchan.’ Her latest novel, TWO WOMEN IN ROME, was published by Corvus UK in June 2021.

Elizabeth Buchan’s short stories are broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 and published in magazines. She reviews for The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, and has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes, and also been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) awards. She is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival, The National Academy of Writing and Words for the Wounded.