Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964 to a French mother and an English father. She studied modern and medieval languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published several novels, including Chocolat. Her books are now published in over fifty countries and have won a number of British and international awards. Her new novel, Different Class, is on sale now. She is an honorary Fellow of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science. She works from a shed in her garden and lives with her husband and daughter in a little wood in Yorkshire.

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Straight Off the Shelf: 7 Unhinged Narrators Who Will Haunt Your Dreams

Being a lover of troubled and complex characters, I want to share a list of books I love that have unreliable narrators. Uncertain of their world, they have all reshaped it in their own ways, often with startling and disturbing results. Their voices are intimate, quirky, unique; their motivations unfathomable. We may not always like these darkly ingenious creations, and yet their stories pursue us from the page, and more often than not, into our dreams…

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