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Sarah Hilary

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Sarah Hilary’s debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and was a World Book Night selection, and a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist in the US.

Her latest book, Black Thorn, was one of the Guardian’s Best Crime and Thrillers of 2023. Megan Abbott called it ‘A mesmerizing story of family and community, secrets and lies, psychologically rich and captivatingly told’. Her next book, Sharp Glass, is out in July 2024.

Sarah is Programme Director for St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend, and co-founder of Ledburied, a crime fiction festival in her home town.

Other Awards

Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015

Silver Falchion finalist 2015

Macavity Award finalist 2015

Cheshire Prize for Literature 2012

SENSE Prize 2010

Fish Criminally Short Histories Prize 2008

Books by Sarah Hilary

  • Sharp Glass Sharp Glass


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