Amy Sackville is an author and a teacher of creative writing at the University of Kent.
She mostly writes novels, and sometimes other things. Most recently she wrote, Painter to the King, a book about the painter Diego Velázquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It’s about what is shown and what is seen; about art, death, life.
Her first book, The Still Point, was published by Portobello Books in 2010 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. The second, Orkney, was published by Granta Books in 2013.