Louise Doughty

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Louise Doughty
Louise Doughty - All in the Family (8058627446).jpg
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, 2012
Born Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, U.K.
Occupation Novelist, Journalist
Nationality British

Louise Doughty is an English writer and journalist.

Early life[edit]

Doughty was born in Melton Mowbray and grew up in Oakham, Rutland.[citation needed] She is an alumna of Leeds University and of the University of East Anglia.[citation needed]


Doughty has written novels, non-fiction and plays for radio.[1] She has worked as a cultural critic for newspapers and magazines.[1] Her weekly column for The Daily Telegraph was published as A Novel in a Year in 2007.[1] Doughty was a member of the BBC show A Good Read.[1]

Doughty's novel Whatever You Love was short-listed for the Costa Book Award for fiction in 2010 and long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011.[2] Her book, Apple Tree Yard, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Choice in the spring of 2014[3] and adapted for television (Apple Tree Yard) in 2017.[citation needed] Her short story, "Fat White Cop with Ginger Eyebrows", was long-listed for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.[citation needed]

List of works[edit]

  • Maybe, winner of a Radio Times Drama Award, BBC Radio 3, 1991
  • The Koala Bear Joke, BBC Radio 4, 1994
  • Nightworkers, BBC Radio 4, 1998
  • Geronimo!, BBC Radio 4, 2004
  • The Withered Arm, adapting a story by Thomas Hardy, BBC Radio 4, 2006


  1. ^ a b c d Louise Doughty Bio at British Council
  2. ^ Orange Prize Longlist Retrieved 14 October 2014 The Guardian
  3. ^ Richard & Judy Retrieved 14 October 2014.

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