Novelist and playwright Alice Jolly’s 2015 memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns won the Pen Ackerley Prize and one of her short stories won the 2014 VS Pritchett Memorial Prize, awarded by The Royal Society of Literature. She has also published two novels with Simon & Schuster and four of her plays have been produced by the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
Her novel Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile was published by Unbound in June 2018. It was a Walter Scott Prize recommended novel for 2109, was on the longlist for the Ondaatje Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature and was runner up for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize. Between the Regions of Kindness was published in April 2019. She is working on a new novel about Dr Asperger which has been funded by the Arts Council and the Authors’ Fund at the Society of Authors.
Alice teaches creative writing on the Masters in Creative Writing course at Oxford University. She has also taught courses at Arvon.