Naomi Alderman (1998 words)


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Ranging widely across formats, genres, and styles, Naomi Alderman is one of the most dynamic writers working within the United Kingdom today. Her novels are grounded in both pathos and satire, and refuse the simple ideological categorizations that many of her characters grapple with. Alderman’s increasing prominence within the British literary establishment is partly due to the success of her novel The Power, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017, as well as to the 2017 adaptation of her debut novel Disobedience.

The breadth of Alderman’s career gives her work a certain critical pliability, and prevents it from being placed into reductive categories. At the same time, the …

Citation: Witcombe, Mike. "Naomi Alderman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 November 2019 [, accessed 21 June 2021.]

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