Author(s): Sarah Hall
'She turns her head and smiles. Something is wrong with her face. The bones have been recarved. Her lips are thin and her nose is a dark blade. Teeth small and yellow. The lashes of her hazel eyes have thickened and her brows are drawn together, an expression he has never seen, a look that is almost craven.' Mrs Fox is the story of a husband who is shocked out of his complacency when his wife undergoes a remarkable transformation. "The poetic use of language, the dexterity and originality of the prose made Sarah Hall's Mrs Fox utterly unique," Mariella Frostrup.
Winner of the BBC national short story award 2013
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She received a BA from Aberystwyth University, Wales, and a MLitt in Creative Writing from St Andrews, Scotland. She is the author of Haweswater, which won the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, and a Lakeland Book of the Year prize. In 2004, her second novel, The Electric Michelangelo, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. How To Paint A Dead Man, published in 2009, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the 2010 Portico Prize.