My new novel is arriving in June 2020. Angelica is a fictionalised autobiography of the painter Angelica Kaufmann, one of the two female founders of the Royal Academy. This is a novel about an artistic genius and a powerful woman living, like us, at a time of huge and bewildering change. You can view Angelica Kaufmann’s paintings in a Royal Academy exhibition, summer 2020. Read more about the book at the Barbican Press website. View the cover
My eighth novel, Angelica: Paintress of Minds, will be published by Barbican Press in summer 2020 to coincide with the exhibition of Angelica Kauffman’s work at the Royal Academy. The Bedlam Trilogy will be published by Peter Owen in 2021.
In a short audio piece for the Royal Literary Fund, Writers Who Inspire Me, Miranda introduces one of her literary heroes: 'Virginia Woolf's fiction explores the inner lives of intelligent women with courage and originality; she searched for, and found, a way of telling a story that was different.' Listen here →
Miranda’s short essay about the novelist Patrick Hamilton, The Man Who Invented Gaslighting, is published in a new anthology by the Royal Literary Fund, A Self Among the Crowd.