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'If The Girl on the Train was the woman of 2015, then Sophie Stark is this year's model. Anna North's novel, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, has been a hit in America, with Lena Dunham describing its protagonist as a "totally unforgettable female antihero". Out now - soon every girl on every train will be reading it' Sunday TimesWho is the real Sophie Stark? The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be 'more like life than life itself'. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to an actress who knows too much. With shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, A Visit from the Goon Squad and Where'd You Go, Bernadette, it combines a uniquely appealing sensibility with a compulsively page-turning plot.'Thriller-paced, with mysteries revealed at every turn. The great mystery at the centre is Sophie Stark, a totally unforgettable female anti-hero who conforms to absolutely none of our expectations and suffers deeply for it' Lena Dunham'North is a natural, butter-smooth storyteller' Maggie Shipstead, author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS'I read THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK with my heart in my mouth. Not only a dissection of genius and the havoc it can wreak, but also a thunderously good story' Emma Donoghue, author of ROME'Jennifer Egan, eat your heart out' Sam Baker'A captivating portrait of the artist as a young woman. It's a story that examines the notion of artistic legacy and meditates on the ethics involved in film-making and storytelling' THE INDEPENDENT'Gripping and graceful' THE GUARDIAN'The year's must read' GLAMOUR

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple
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Previously Shortlisted Along with ELEANOR & PARK

NEWS: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple Awarded 2013 Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction

We're delighted to announce that Maria Semple's brilliant Where'd You Go, Bernadette has beaten a strong shortlist to win The Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction 2013.

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE and ELEANOR & PARK

NEWS: Two Orion Titles Shortlisted for Melissa Nathan Award

We are delighted to announce that two Orion titles (WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by MARIA SEMPLE and ELEANOR & PARK by RAINBOW ROWELL) have been shortlisted for the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction About Life and Love.

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FILM NEWS: Where'd You Go Bernadette Hits the Big Screen

Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and The Hunger Games producer Color Force, run by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, have teamed up to pick up the rights to Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the acclaimed novel by Maria Semple.

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Anna North

Anna North is a journalist working for the NEW YORK TIMES, whose writing has previously appeared in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE PARIS REVIEW, JEZEBEL, and BUZZFEED. She lives in Brooklyn.

Matt Greene

Matt Greene was born in Watford in 1985 and studied English Language at the University of Sussex, where he edited THE BADGER newspaper and first became interested in writing for the stage. He has co-written four plays for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including the sell-out farce THE STRAIGHT MAN. OSTRICH is his first novel.

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Competition: Where's Bernadette?

This week Bernadette is travelling to the UK via some famous landmarks. Every day we'll be tweeting a picture from @wnbooks of Bernadette on her travels, sitting on her yellow beanbag, and it's up to you to guess where she is. If you guess right on the day, you will be in with a chance of winning your very own Bernadette kit – yellow head scarf, sunglasses and a copy of the book. You will also be entered into a draw which closes at midnight on 7th July 2013 to win an iPad Mini! Click the READ button below for details!