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I was chair of judges for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Award 2016. I wrote the preface to Amber Reeves's A Lady and her Husband, out now from Persephone Books. I've written a preface to Vintage Classics' Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, out in January.
I write for the Guardian, Literary Review, the TLS, Independent, The Pool and others.
I am the daughter of Iraqi Jewish refugees and grew up in London where I still live.