Jane Gardam Books & Biography
Jane Gardam is an acclaimed novelist who excels in the
short story form. She has twice been awarded the Whitbread/
Costa Prize for Best Novel of the Year and she also holds a
Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime’s contribution to
the enjoyment of literature. She was awarded an OBE in 2009.
Her most recent novel, Last Friends, was shortlisted for the
Folio Prize, and Jane is a recent recipient of the Charleston-
Chichester Award, the only award to recognise longstanding
creativity and achievement in the short story genre.