Michèle Roberts was born in 1949 of a French Catholic mother and an English Protestant father. Much of her work has touched upon the conflicting identities produced by such mixed parentage; her first novel, A Piece of the Night (1978) is a semi-autobiographical investigation of Anglo-French identity which won the Gay News Literary Award. In an autobiographical piece for the collection Walking on the Water: Women Talk About Spirituality, edited by Jo Garcia and Sara Maitland (1983), Roberts gives the following account of her early life:

I was born in May 1949, twenty minutes after my twin sister Marguerite. I have an older sister, Jacqueline, and a younger brother, Andrew. My mother is French, …

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White, Rosemary. "Michèle Roberts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 June 2003
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Articles on Roberts' works

  1. A Piece of the Night
  2. Daughters of the House
  3. Flesh and Blood
  4. Impossible Saints
  5. In the Red Kitchen
  6. The Book of Mrs Noah
  7. The Looking Glass
  8. The Mistress Class
  9. The Visitation
  10. The Wild Girl