Amy Sackville

b. 1981

Amy Sackville was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Amy Sackville is a writer of fiction and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. Her most recent novel, Painter to the King, about Diego Velázquez and the court of Philip IV of Spain, was published by Granta in the Spring. Her first novel, The Still Point, won the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Her second novel, Orkney, won a Somerset Maugham Award.

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