Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers’ story collection Hitting Trees with Sticks was shortlisted for the 2013 Edgehill Award, and the title story was a BBC National Short story award finalist.  She is author of nine novels, including The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Man-Booker longlisted and winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012. Other works include Mr Wroe's Virgins (which she dramatised for the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama series), Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award) and Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Fiction Award). Her stories have been widely published and broadcast, including in several Comma anthologies. Jane is Emerita Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam and also writes radio dramas and adaptations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and an RLF fellow in Banbury where she now lives.

Her latest novel, Conrad and Eleanor, will be published by Atlantic in June.

 www.janerogers.info




Publications by Jane Rogers

Hitting Trees With Sticks

A young textile designer quits Britain to work for a Nigerian women’s refuge, confident that this is her one chance to make a difference…

Anthologies featuring Jane Rogers

Bio-Punk

14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century.

The New Uncanny

14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud’s famous checklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon of uncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts...

Ellipsis 2: Comma Modern Shorts

The stories in Ellipsis 2 demonstrate the transforming, often alienating affect a relationship can have on the individuals in it, and remind us that being next of kin isn’t always kind.

Morphologies

Covering a century of writing that arguably saw all the major short forms emerge, from Hawthorne's 'Twice Told Tales' to Kafka's modernist nightmares, these essays offer new and unique inroads into classic texts, both for the literature student and aspiring writer.

Manchester Stories 2

A collection of stories documenting the modern Mancunian experience. The second in the series.

Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science

This anthology draws out and distills science’s love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories, and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of momentous discoveries.