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Caroline Sanderson

Non-fiction writer

Caroline Sanderson is a non-fiction writer, editor and books journalist. Her books include a travel narrative, A Rambling Fancy: in the footsteps of Jane Austen; a work of social history, Kiss Chase & Conkers: the games we played; and Someone Like Adele, a biography of the superstar pop singer. Caroline is associate editor of The Bookseller for which she has interviewed writers, and previewed non-fiction each month for over a decade. She is the editor of ALCS News, the magazine of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. Her articles, book reviews and interviews have also appeared in The Times, the Independent on Sunday, the Mail on Sunday, Mslexia, and Book for Keeps. She is a regular radio broadcaster on programmes such as BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and also co-hosts a monthly book club on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. She is a frequent public speaker, and chairs events at literary festivals including the Cheltenham Literature Festival. She was a judge for the Costa Biography Award in 2013, and is a judge for the Wales Book Award for 2016. Before going freelance in 1997, Caroline worked in London as a book publicist. She now lives with her family in Gloucestershire where she is also a governor at the local primary school, a volunteer for Oxfam and a shoddy flamenco dancer. She is a tireless and passionate advocate for all the possibilities that non-fiction affords. Currently however – and contrary to all expectations, including her own – she is writing a novel.

Caroline Sanderson


University of Worcester 2015-17
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