Anna Hope

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I’m the author of three novels: Wake, The Ballroom and Expectation.

Wake, published in the UK in 2014, has now been translated into over 20 languages. It was called ‘a masterclass in historical fiction’ by The Observer and shortlisted for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards in the UK.

The Ballroom, published in 2016, was called ‘a British version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, by The Times. It was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina award and won the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE award in 2018. It was a New York Times Editors’ Pick. It is being adapted for screen by Aisling Walsh and Parallel Films.

Expectation, published in 2019, was called ‘devastatingly perceptive and emotionally wise’ by The Guardian. It is being adapted for the screen by Clemence Poesy and Haut et Court films in Paris.

In 2019, along with three other women, I co-founded Letters to the Earth, a campaign responding to the climate and ecological emergency. Letters to the Earth is now an anthology.

Here’s a podcast interview with Hattie Crisell from 2019.