Sandra Newman has published two novels and four books of non-fiction. She also teaches creative writing in New York. She was born in America but also lived in England for 20 years. Her first novel, The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2002 to widespread acclaim, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. 

Her new novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star, features the spirited fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star, the heroine of this mind-poppingly inventive post-apocalyptic adventure story.


You can find out more about The Country of Ice Cream Star and chat to Sandra herself by tweeting http://twitter.com/IceCream15Star or http://twitter.com/sannewman.

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The ebook, published by Chatto & Windus (part of Penguin Random House) is out now in the UK, Europe and the Commonwealth, excluding Canada. The book will be out in Canada in July 2014, published by Knopf, and in America in January 2015, published by Ecco (HarperCollins).
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