Catherine Chanter

Catherine Chanter

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Catherine Chanter was born and raised in the West Country. She has led education provision within the NHS for young people with significant mental health problems and currently works for a charity which seeks to engage excluded and vulnerable children and teenagers in learning.

Her debut novel, The Well, won the 2013 Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction, was longlisted for the 2015 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and was picked for the Richard and Judy Book Club.

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She will say I am sorry and Valerie will say none of it was your fault, it was all his, I believe you. No reply. She has to leave a message because phones are not allowed in prison and Valerie is visiting Solomon.

The Half Sister

Catherine Chanter

Watch Catherine Chanter talking about her debut novel The Well