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Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University and worked for a large construction firm before turning to fiction. She is the author of The Lifeboat, which was nominated for The Guardian first book award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize. It was included on The Huffington Post’s 2015 list of “21 books from the last 5 years that every woman should read,” is in development as a motion picture starring Anne Hathaway, and has been translated into 26 languages. Rogan’s second novel, Now and Again, continues to explore issues of morality and justice.

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Reviews of The Lifeboat

An enthralling story of survival at sea... . One hell of a debut.
-- Jonathan Raban, New York Review of Books

An eerie, powerful debut you'll want to race through, but try to resist the urge. A slower read reveals a psychological depth that'll leave you thinking.
-- Helen Rogan, People

Impressive, harrowing first novel... [Grace] narrates the book with panache - and a good dose of unreliability... Rogan writes viscerally about the desperate condition of the castaway... But it's her portrait of Grace, who is by turns astute, conniving, comic and affecting, that drive the book... As Rogan proves with this indelible character, there's a profound truth and even beauty in Grace's degree of self-loyalty.
-- Sarah Towers, The New York Times Book Review

Videos featuring Charlotte Rogan

Author Charlotte Rogan talks about her book, The Lifeboat