Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely is a novelist, journalist, translator and academic. She was born in the United States of Irish parents, but grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. She now lives in England and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, as well as contributing regular freelance journalism for publications including The Guardian, The Observer and Woman and Home. She has been a judge on many literary prizes, including the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Maureen is Orhan Pamuk’s translator, and her own novels include The Other Rebecca (1996) and The Life of the Party (1985).

Maureen’s latest novel, Enlightenment, was published by Marion Boyars in March 2007. It has also been published in the USA by Overlook Press, in Holland by Querido, and in Turkey by Metis.

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