Dr Amanda Hodgkinson is a lecturer in English and an award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist. She studied at Suffolk College in Ipswich and gained a first-class honours degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of East Anglia. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from UEA and is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Spilt Milk and 22 Britannia Road.
Amanda received the Italian Caripama Award in 2012 and was awarded the Prix Agora de St Foy in France in 2013. She won the French Silver Feather for the Prix des Lecteurs 2013 and was awarded the EADT Reader’s Choice Award in the same year. 22 Britannia Road was chosen as a Waterstones Eleven best debut novels of 2011, was an Orange New Writers book, was listed in The Library Journal of America's top ten best historical fiction books of 2011 and was a New York Times bestseller. Her novels have been picked as Editor's 'spotlight' books on Amazon.com and 22 Britannia Road was in the top ten Amazon.com books of 2011 and an Oprah magazine recommended read. Spilt Milk (Penguin books 2014) was published to wide critical acclaim and voted as one of the best books of 2014 by literary bloggers in the UK and America, and longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2015.
In 2014, Amanda published a novella in Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion (Penguin US) which became an Amazon.com bestseller on publication. Amanda’s novels have both been nominated for the New Angle Prize for Literature as well as the East Anglian Book of the Year, the Goodreads Choice award for best historical fiction, the Gran Premio Delle Lettrici Elle Magazine Italia and the Waverton Good Reads Award.
She has written widely for newspapers including The Telegraph, The Lady, The Daily Mail, France Magazine and The Daily Times. Her writing and poetry has appeared in Women’s Weekly Summer short story editions, The Open University Creative Writing Handbook, the Mail on Sunday and various literary magazines and online publications. Amanda’s novels have been published internationally and translated into sixteen languages. She is also a weekly columnist for French newspaper La Dépèche du Midi.
Narrative; The Short Story; Modernism; Autobiography; Dissertation in English.