Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson was born in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. Her second novel, Daughters of Jerusalem, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Her third, When We Were Bad, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008. Charlotte lives in London with her family.

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On being heard

On being heard

Charlotte Mendelson, author of Almost English, on her first public reading as a young writer and her love of the radio.

What it's like to be almost English

What it's like to be almost English

Charlotte Mendelson reads from her novel Almost English and talks to Claire Armitstead about the awkwardness of being a teenager, why she likes writing about families, and her own experience of Englishness. 

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Seven tributes to remarkable women

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, I asked a few of Picador's female authors to write a short paragraph about the woman that most inspired them and why. As the responses came in I laughed, got goosebumps, and felt a tear or two brewing. This collection of voices tells of remarkable women. Some stories are funny, some moving; all will – I hope – leave you feeling inspired.