Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher was born in London in 1965 and was educated at Oxford University.

He is the author of several novels and a collection of short stories, a regular broadcaster and contributes reviews and articles to various newspapers and journals including The Spectator, the Mail on Sunday and The Independent.

In 2003, Philip Hensher was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. His latest novels are The Northern Clemency (2008), shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book), King of the Badgers (2011), Scenes from Early Life: A novel (2012) and The Emperor Waltz (2014). 

He lives in South London and is a member of the Council of the Royal Society of Literature.

Anthologies featuring Philip Hensher

The Book of Sheffield

Evoking the past, present and future of Sheffield, this is a timely collection of stories from ten writers for whom the city of Sheffield is - or once was - home, and who have found its landscape and history, the city and its surroundings, ripe for creative interpretation.