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Gill Hornby

About The Author

Gill HornbyGill Hornby is a writer and journalist. She lives with her husband, Robert Harris, and their four children in Kintbury, Berkshire. The Hive is her first novel. Film rights have been sold to Focus Features. It follows the friendships and feuds of a group of women who meet at the school gate each day. Over the course of a school year - and under the guise of the school's charity committee - they scheme, support, compete and jostle for position in their unspoken but fiercely run hierarchy. From the joys and perils (well, mainly perils) of the Lunch Ladder; to the military operation that is the Car Boot Sale; to the creation of a vaguely convincing Dalek costume for a small child, all human life is here... The result is an astonishingly accomplished debut novel - wise, touching and very, very funny. You can read the first chapter here.

 

 

 

 

 

Author photography courtesy of Gavin Smith, CameraPress London

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GUEST BLOG: A Pickwick paper trail
21/05/2015

Matt Brougton, Senior Designer at Vintage Books, reveals how he came up with the jacket design for Death and Mr pickwick, Stephen Jarvis' novel about the origins of The Pickwick Papers.

GUEST BLOG: Raising awareness about FGM
19/05/2015

Emma Craigie's new YA novel deals with the traumatic topic of FGM. She explains how meeting campaigners prompted her to write about about the subject for a younger age group.

Meet the translator, no.2
14/05/2015

In the second of our occasional series of interviewers, presented in translation with English PEN, Margaret Jull Costa OBE talks about her translation of the Spanish bestseller Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco.

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