Nominated by:

Bibliotheek Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publisher of nominated edition:

Headline Review, UK

When God was a Rabbit

Sarah Winman      

2013 Longlist

Both a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, When God Was A Rabbit has been praised as one of the most striking and original novels of the year.

When God Was A Rabbit is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction.

Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. When God Was A Rabbit is her first novel. She lives in London.

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