Rachel Joyce (writer)
Rachel Joyce is a British writer. She has written plays for BBC Radio 4, and jointly won the 2007 Tinniswood Award for her radio play To Be a Pilgrim. Her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was on the longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and in December 2012 she was awarded the "New Writer of the Year" award by the National Book Awards for this book.
She had an earlier career as an actor, and has said that between her first writing ambitions aged 14 and the writing of her first novel she was "a young woman, a mother, an actress, a writer of radio drama - not to mention a terrible waitress in a wine bar, a door-to-door sales girl for one morning, and an assistant in a souvenir shop".
She is the sister of actress Emily Joyce.
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857520647)
- Perfect (2013, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857520661)
- The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (2014, Doubleday: ISBN 9780857522450)
- A Snow Garden and Other Stories (2015, Doubleday: ISBN 978-0857523532)
- The Music Shop (2017, Doubleday: ISBN 978-0857521927)
- Miss Benson's Beetle (11 June 2020, Penguin: ISBN 9780857521989)
- French Literary Award ("Prix Littéraire des Jeunes Européens, 2014 France) for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
- "About Rachel Joyce". Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "Previous Tinniswood Award winners". Society of Authors. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "2012 longlist announced". The Booker Prizes. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- Alison Flood (5 December 2012). "EL James comes out on top at National Book awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "In focus: Steven Pimlott 1996". Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 16 October 2019. Includes two photographs of Joyce, playing Celia in As You Like It
- "Author Rachel Joyce on the significance of new beginnings". Penguin. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- "Rachel Joyce: my unexpected followup to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry". The Guardian. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Rachel Joyce". Penguin books. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
- "Miss Benson's Beetle: Rachel Joyce". Penguin Books. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- Official Website
- "Rachel Joyce Radio Plays". Diversity website.
- Video interview published by Random House publishers
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