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Amy Sackville FRSL (born 1981[1]) is a British writer whose debut novel The Still Point was the winner of the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.[2]

Sackville studied English and theatre studies at Leeds University,[1] followed by an MPhil at Oxford's Exeter College[1] before taking a job in the publishing industry.[2] She also studied an MA in creative writing at London's Goldsmiths College.[1]

Her first novel, The Still Point, was published in 2010 and nominated for that year's Orange Prize for Fiction.[2] Her second novel, Orkney, won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2014.[3] Her third novel, Painter to the King, about Diego Velázquez and the court of Philip IV of Spain was published in 2018.[4][5]

In June 2018 Sackville was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Still Point by Amy Sackville". Orange Prize for Fiction. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Debut writer Amy Sackville wins literary award". BBC News. BBC. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Authors' Awards | The Society of Authors". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Royal Society of Literature » Amy Sackville". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ Perry, Sarah (5 April 2018). "Painter to the King by Amy Sackville review – a virtuoso portrait of Velázquez". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ Flood, Alison (28 June 2018). "Royal Society of Literature admits 40 new fellows to address historical biases". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2018.

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