The Night Visitor


'Genius' (Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep)

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Lucy Atkins is an award winning British author and journalist. Her acclaimed novels The Night Visitor (May 2017), The Other Child (2015)and The Missing One (2014) are all published by Quercus. She has also written seven non-fiction books, two of which have won national awards. Many of her books are published internationally.

Lucy has a background in journalism. After working at the Times Literary Supplement, she became a books critic for The Sunday Times and has written reviews and features for UK newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, PsychologiesRedWoman & Home and Grazia.  She chairs events at literary festivals including The Cheltenham Literature Festival and The Oxford Literary Festival, and regularly talks about books on BBC Radio Oxford. 

Lucy has lived with her husband and three children in both Seattle and Boston and is now based in Oxford, UK.  To get in touch, please go to the Contacts page.

Find Lucy on Twitter: @lucyatkins

A short description of the novel in a video interview:

Talking about the process of finding a literary agent and revising a manuscript

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Run up to publication of The Night Visitor

  The Night Visitor with its smart new jacket heads out into the world for …Read more

Psychologies Magazine How to Write a Novel column

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The Night Visitor – coming 1 June 2017

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