A Piece of the Night is Michèle Roberts' first published novel, released in 1978. The novel is semi-autobiographical.[1] It was described by Valentine Cunningham in New Statesman as "a runaway chaos of inchoate bits", and Blake Morrison wrote in The Times Literary Supplement that much of A Piece of the Night "gives the same impression of a book written under the stern eye of a women's workshop group".[2] The novel won the Gay News Book Award 1979.[1]

A Piece of the Night
First edition
AuthorMichèle Roberts
PublisherThe Women's Press
Publication date
Publication placeUnited Kingdom
Media typePrint


  1. ^ a b White, Rosemary (27 November 2015). "Michèle Roberts: A Piece of the Night". The Literary Encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Roberts, Michele (Brigitte) 1949-". encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 6 November 2022.