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Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson was born in London in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. She has written and reviewed for the Guardian, the TLS, the Independent on Sunday, the Observer and elsewhere. She currently lives in London.
She is the author of four novels: Love in Idleness (2001); Daughters of Jerusalem (2003), which won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; When We Were Bad (2007), shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction; and Almost English (2013), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.