Anna lives between London and Berlin, where she is writing her fourth novel.  She is the author of The Pink Hotel, long-listed for the Orange Prize 2012. Set in Los Angeles following a young girl's investigation into the love affairs of her dead mother, it is being made into a film directed by academy award winner Anna Paquin. “An elegant noirish mystery,” said The Independent. “Completely engrossing,” said Nylon Magazine. “Astonishingly good,” said The Times.  

Her first novel, Isabel and Rocco, explores the relationship of teenage siblings left alone together in Camden Town. It was published when she was nineteen. “Dazzling,” said The Observer Review, “hypnotic, trangressive and enclosed,” said Helen Dunmore.

Her most recent, The Art of Leaving, is about a girl who takes pleasure in leaving the people and places she loves. “Stothard’s third novel cements her place as one of Britain’s best young authors,” said The Literary Review. Anna is also part of a group called The Wisdom Hackers, where she writes and talks about the importance of physical objects in the digital world. 

She has lived in Los Angeles and Beijing. She writes about travel for The Observer Magazine, and can currently be found investigating natural history museums for her new novel. 

  “How well do we really know other people — or ourselves? That’s the provocative question that drives Anna Stothard’s astonishing American debut.”  The Boston Globe “Stylish… captures an outsider’s gape at sun-drenched Los Angeles.” The New York Times “Astonishingly good … Stothard’s writing is accomplished and very engaging.” The Times "Startling… The Pink Hotel is a spellbinding story about identity and inheritance, and how we know who we are." The Daily Beast More...

 

“How well do we really know other people — or ourselves? That’s the provocative question that drives Anna Stothard’s astonishing American debut.”  The Boston Globe

“Stylish… captures an outsider’s gape at sun-drenched Los Angeles.” The New York Times

“Astonishingly good … Stothard’s writing is accomplished and very engaging.” The Times

"Startling… The Pink Hotel is a spellbinding story about identity and inheritance, and how we know who we are." The Daily Beast

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  Click for and interview about The Pink Hotel.

 

Click for and interview about The Pink Hotel.

  “Anna Stothard’s third book, after the much-praised Isabel and Rocco and The Pink Hotel, confirms her talent: the prose here can be transfixingly good,” The Independent “A stunningly accurate and chilling account of the acquiring of emotional wisdom, with vividly drawn characters,”  The Times “Anna Stothard’s third novel cements her her place as one of Britain’s best young authors… Stothard’s lush, dreamy prose is given full rein …”  The Literary Review More...    

 

“Anna Stothard’s third book, after the much-praised Isabel and Rocco and The Pink Hotel, confirms her talent: the prose here can be transfixingly good,” The Independent

“A stunningly accurate and chilling account of the acquiring of emotional wisdom, with vividly drawn characters,”  The Times

“Anna Stothard’s third novel cements her her place as one of Britain’s best young authors… Stothard’s lush, dreamy prose is given full rein …”  The Literary Review

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  Click for a reading of The Art of Leaving in Soho, on the street where the book is set. 

 

Click for a reading of The Art of Leaving in Soho, on the street where the book is set. 

  “A sinister debut from an author who shows serious promise. The plot has echoes of Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden – two children mysteriously left alone by their parents.” Vogue “Anna Stothard’s pre-university debut is dazzling … surly and oversexed, vulnerable and murderous … it is remarkably accomplished” The Observer Review “Stothard’s claustrophobic and compelling atmosphere of sadistic sexual fizz between her two main characters keeps the reader gripped” The Times More...  

 

“A sinister debut from an author who shows serious promise. The plot has echoes of Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden – two children mysteriously left alone by their parents.” Vogue

“Anna Stothard’s pre-university debut is dazzling … surly and oversexed, vulnerable and murderous … it is remarkably accomplished” The Observer Review

“Stothard’s claustrophobic and compelling atmosphere of sadistic sexual fizz between her two main characters keeps the reader gripped” The Times

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  Click for an interview about Isabel and Rocco's publication in Germany.

 

Click for an interview about Isabel and Rocco's publication in Germany.