Agent : Victoria Hobbs
Sandra Newman was born in America but has lived in Germany, Russia, Malaysia, and England. Her professions have ranged from academia to professional gambling. She studied Creative Writing at UEA, and her first novel, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her second novel, Cake, was published by Chatto in 2007. In 2009 she co-wrote How NOT to Write a Novel, and in 2019, The Heavens. Her third novel, The country of Ice Cream Star 2014, was nominated for the 2015 Folio Prize and the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her next novel, The Men, was published in 2022, with Julia, Sandra’s feminist retelling of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, following soon afterward. She currently lives in New York.