Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers

Biography

Jane Rogers has written eight novels including Her living Image (Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Wroe's Virgins (Guardian Fiction Prize runner-up), Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Novel Award), Island (Orange long-listed), and The Voyage Home. She has written drama for radio and TV, including an award-winning adaptation of Mr Wroe's Virgins for BBC2. Her radio work includes both original drama and Classic Serial adaptations. She has taught writing at the University of Adelaide, Paris Sorbonne IV, and on a radio-writing project in Eastern Uganda. She is Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Jane lives on the edge of the moors in Lancashire.

  • BBC 4 Radio Extra - Dramatisation of 'The Testament of Jessie Lamb'

  • Start The Week

    BBC RADIO 4

    Jane Rogers explains how her apocalyptic tale may be set in the future but points to today's abuse of scientific knowledge and the heroism of youth. 

  • Dangerous Visions

    BBC RADIO 4

    Jane Rogers dramatises her award-winning dystopian novel about a teenage girl who decides to save humanity.
     


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  • For Prize-Chasers

    Jane Rogers' interview upon being long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

  • For Inspiration

    Jane Rogers talks about the books that inspired the creation of Jessie Lamb

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