a.k. benedict

Agent: Rupert Heath

imageimage Alexandra read English at Cambridge University, and later studied creative writing at the University of Sussex. She has composed film and television soundtracks, most recently for a Channel 4 series, and published a number of short stories and poems in small journals. One of her short stories is featured in Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). She lives in Hastings.

A.K. Benedict's debut novel The Beauty of Murder was published by Orion in March 2013. Her second novel Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts is published Spring 2015.

‘I found myself enjoying the book so much that I rationed my daily reading to make it last longer... So, suspend your disbelief, abandon all notions of established genre, and think of the literary lovechild you might get following some magical mixology involving Scarlett Thomas, Hilary Mantel, Umberto Eco and Iris Murdoch.’ Hastings Times


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