Esther Freud

b. 1963

Esther Freud was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was short listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young British novelists. Her other books include The Sea House and Lucky Break, and her most recent, Mr Mac and Me, won Best Novel in the East Anglian Book Awards. She contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines, and teaches creative writing for the Faber Academy and at her own local group.

Stitchers, her first full length play, enjoyed a sold out run at The Jermyn St Theatre in June 2018.

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