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26a by Diana Evans
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    Jan 2005, 288 pages
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    Sep 2006, 304 pages

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Diana Evans is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA, and lives in London.  She has published short fiction in a number of anthologies, has worked as a journalist and arts critic for several magazines in the United Kingdom, and writes regularly for the Independent and Stage. She recently won the 2005 Orange Prize for New Writers for 26a (The Orange Prize for Fiction, supported by the Arts Council England, has been awarded annually for 10 years but last year was the first year for the Orange Award for New Writers).

Diana Evans was prompted to write her first novel following the suicide of her own twin sister.  She says, "It stopped me in my tracks ... I wasn't really ...

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