Peter Benson (author)

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Peter Benson is the author of novels, plays and short stories, and has been described by the London Evening Standard as having 'one of the most distinctive voices in modern British fiction'. He has a daughter, Ella, with the poet Carol Ann Duffy.



  • 1987, The Levels (Constable, Penguin, Alma Books)
  • 1989, A Lesser Dependency (Macmillan, Penguin, Alma Books)
  • 1990, The Other Occupant (Macmillan, Penguin, Alma Books)
  • 1993, Odo's Hanging (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
  • 1994, Riptide (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
  • 1995, A Private Moon (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
  • 1997, The Shape of Clouds (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
  • 2011, Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke (Alma Books)
  • 2012, Isabel's Skin (Alma Books)
  • 2017, The South in Winter (Alma Books)


  • 2013, The Two Friends with Alessandro Gallenzi (Calder Publications)

Short Stories

  • 1987, Jude: Winter's Tales 3 (Constable)
  • 1988, Alan: Winter's Tales 4 (Constable)
  • 1988, Rajastan, 1987: 20 Under 35 (Picador)
  • 1990, Gates of Swimming: Winter's Tales 6 (Constable)
  • 2000, Dominion: New Writing 9 (Vintage)


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