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Ghost Wall: Back to the Dark Ages

  • Golden Hare Books 68 Saint Stephen Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom (map)

Sarah Moss has garnered a reputation for writing about place, family and what makes us who we are. In her new novel, Ghost Wall, teenager Sylvie goes along with her father’s hobby: acting out Iron Age life at an experimental archaeology camp. In a literary blending of old and new, Sylvie unearths an age-old narrative of male power and female solidarity.

"I love this requires you to put your life on draws you into its unusual world and, with quiet power and menace, keeps you there until the very last page."
-- Maggie O'Farrell

About Sarah Moss


Sarah Moss was educated at Oxford University and is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She is the author of four novels: Cold EarthNight Waking, which was selected for the Fiction Uncovered Award in 2011, Bodies of Lightand Signs for Lost Children; and the co-author of Chocolate: A Global History. She spent 2009-10 as a visiting lecturer at the University of Reykjavik, and wrote an account of her time there in Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland (Granta 2012), which was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013. Her novel The Tidal Zone was published by Granta in summer 2016.