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Sarah Dunnakey

  • Fiction, 2014
Sarah Dunnakey

Sarah Dunnakey from Hebden Bridge is a quiz question setter and verifier who has worked on many TV quiz shows including Mastermind, University Challenge and Pointless. Her debut novel The Companion set in 1930s Yorkshire and the present day will be published by Orion in 2017.

The Northern Writers Award that she won in 2014 enabled Sarah to take time out from work to complete The Companion.

Sarah has had short stories in several anthologies, including ones published by Fish Publishing, Leaf Books and bluechrome Publishing. Her story ‘The Marzipan Husband ‘ was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2011 and has been repeated twice since then. The Companion was long-listed in the Mslexia Novel Award 2016.


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