Jane Rogers has written ten novels, ranging from contemporary to historical to science fiction. The Testament of Jessie Lamb was Man-Booker longlisted and winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012. Other works include Mr Wroe’s Virgins (which she dramatised as an award-winning BBC drama series), Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award) and Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Fiction Award). Her story collection Hitting Trees with Sticks was shortlisted for the 2013 Edgehill Award. Jane also writes radio drama and adaptations. Her new dystopia Body Tourists will be published Nov 2019.
She has taught writing to a wide range of students, and is Professor Emerita of Writing at Sheffield Hallam, where she taught on the MA Writing for many years. Currently she teaches Short Story for Faber Academy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in Banbury.
‘A first book can be a lonely journey and Gold Dust is a brilliant way for new writers to work closely with a skilled mentor and get that invaluable one to one support and guidance throughout the process. I worked with Jane Rogers who is a very talented writer herself, and a warm and encouraging mentor with years of experience of working with new writers. Together we got the book into a good enough shape for me to find an agent and he got two competing offers for me. The book is coming out on August 6the with Fourth Estate, Harper Collins. I’d warmly recommend Gold Dust to anyone starting out, or struggling with any stage of their work.’
– Sarah Aspinall
‘Jane provided insightful, supportive, and practical counsel. Her careful appraisal and perceptive feedback (including excellent reading suggestions) greatly improved my novel manuscript. I found her approach to editing transformative, and I know what I’ve learned from our mentorship will be of real help as I move on to my next writing project. It was a pleasure to work with her.’
– Clare Carlin