Rachel Cusk is the author of six novels and one memoir. The first, Saving Agnes, won the Whitbread First Novel Award. A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother, is a personal exploration of motherhood. Other works include The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Lucky Ones, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, In the Fold, and Arlington Park, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. In 2003 Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’.