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Welcome to the website of Sylvia Brownrigg.

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of five acclaimed works of fiction. Her most recent novels The Delivery Room and Morality Tale were published by Counterpoint Press in the U.S., and Picador in the U.K. The Delivery Room was named winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award in fiction. This year, Sylvia is completing work on a new novel for middle grade readers (ages 9-12) called Kepler's Dream, to be published by Penguin Press in the spring of 2012.

In the New York Times Book Review, Elinor Lipman described Morality Tale as "divinely deadpan," and compared Sylvia's writing to that of Carol Shields. (Read the full review) The San Francisco Chronicle called it a "witty parable of marriage… curious, teasing, idiosyncratic and strangely charming." (Read the full review) The Times of London: "This is a superb novel; blindingly accurate and horribly truthful."

Learn more about Sylvia’s other novels, including Pages for You and The Metaphysical Touch, and her book of stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World. You can also read some of her reviews and essays, and learn more about a writer the critic James Wood has called “obviously one of the most exciting new writers of her generation.”

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