Sarah Hall is the author to date of six novels and three collections of short stories. In the summer of 2020, she presented a BBC radio 4 documentary called “The Everywoman” in which she described her childhood “literary encounters” with the characters of Ann Burden in Z for Zachariah and the bride’s mother in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” as “boundary-breaking” (Hall, 2020, 16:46). Boundary-breaking may serve as an apt description of her work. It sums up the consistent features that run through her fiction.

It first calls for a geographic understanding of the word in connection with the Borderlands of her native region of Cumbria. Thus her novel from …

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Citation: Walezak, Emilie. "Sarah Hall". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2020; last revised 19 April 2022. [, accessed 06 June 2023.]

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