Amanda Hodgkinson is an award winning, international best selling novelist. Born in 1964 and educated in Britain, she gained a first class honours degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of East Anglia and has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from UEA. In 2012 she was the winner of the Italian Caripama Award and in 2013, was awarded the Prix Agora de St Foy. She won the Silver Feather for the Prix des Lecteurs 2013 and was awarded the EADT Reader’s Choice Award in the same year. Her first novel 22 Britannia Road, was a New York Times bestseller and was picked as a Waterstones Eleven, best debut novels of 2011.
It was an Orange New Writers book and was listed in The Library Journal of America's top ten best historical fiction books of 2011 and an Amazon.com top ten book of the year 2011. Amanda’s novels have been nominated for the New Angle Prize for Literature, the East Anglian Book of the Year, the Goodreads Choice Award for best historical fiction, the Gran Premio Delle Lettrici Elle Magazine Italia, The Guardian First Book Award, and the Waverton Good Reads Award. Her novels have been translated into over sixteen languages.
Amanda is also a Senior Visiting Fellow for Suffolk University.