February 1, 2010

Elizabeth Baines

Elizabeth Baines is the prizewinning author of prose fiction and plays for radio and stage. Her short-story collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World, was published by Salt in 2007 to much acclaim. Salt also published her new book, Too Many Magpies, a novel about our rational and irrational fears in a changing and newly precarious world.

The novelist Clare Dudman said of Elizabeth Baines: '[She] is a superb stylist - a latter-day fabulist in fact - and her writing reminded me of Chekhov's in that it was spare and paid attention to the subtleties of everyday experience.'