Tracy Chevalier 2019


For my latest novel, A Single Thread, we head to the 1930s English cathedral city of Winchester, where embroidery, bellringing and other adventures await...

Out September 2019 in the USA and UK
Out 2020 in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and beyond

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What I'm reading

All 2019 and past years here...

May
The Mercies Kiran Millwood Hargraves (published Jan 2020)
Ghost Wall Sarah Moss
Two Girls Down Louisa Luna
The Carer Deborah Moggach
Holy Disorders Edmund Crispin

June
Ordinary People Diana Evans
The Dutch House Ann Patchett
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Bronte (reread)
Miss Garnet's Angel Salley Vickers (reread)
Glass Town Isabel Greenberg

WHAT I'M WORKING ON

At the moment I'm feeling a little like this:

jugglers

My new novel A SINGLE THREAD is written and edited but not yet published. I'm waiting for it to come out in September, when I will be busy busy answering questions about it, reading from it, running from place to place. And that's great. At the moment, though, there's a little bit of space for me to start researching and thinking about the next one. (More on that next month.) So I start doing that, and then I get asked to write a short story about where it's set. So I do that. At the same time, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING is 20 years old (!), and I do some events to celebrate. Then I get asked to write an introduction to a special edition of A SINGLE THREAD.  Before you know it I'm pingponging between embroidery, painting, Winchester, Venice, Delft, the West Indies, bellringing, glass beads, Vermeer, cathedrals. My desk is getting messier and messier as I try to keep all the balls in the air. No complaints, of course. But I am starting to lose my words!

Happy Summer.

Tracy on Mary Anning

Great Lives on BBC Radio 4 
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All about A Single Thread

Publishers Weekly interview about new novel
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All the Vermeers

Guardian article about my quest to see Vermeer's 35 paintings in the flesh

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