Rebecca Abrams

Born in Cambridge in 1963, Rebecca Abrams has lived in all four corners of England, as well as in America, France and Switzerland. An award-winning author and journalist, her fictional debut, Touching Distance, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2009 McKitterick Prize and won the 2009 Medical Journalists’ Association Award for Fiction. Rebecca is also the author of several successful non-fiction titles on family life, including Three Shoes, One Sock & No Hairbrush, a guide for second-time parents, described by Parenting Magazine as ‘essential reading’, and When Parents Die (1991), shortlisted for the MIND Award and now an established classic in its field. Rebecca teaches creative-writing at the University of Oxford, is a former Honorary Teaching Fellow on the Writing Programme at the University of Warwick and is a core tutor for The Literary Consultancy. A columnist on the Daily Telegraph for a number of years, she is a recipient of an Amnesty International Press Award, and a regular contributor to the Guardian and other publications.

Rebecca is writer-in-residence at Larkmead School, Oxford

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