Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists'. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including The White Family, which was shortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2004; and The Flood, which was longlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize. She is the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.
'Maggie Gee is a superb and pitiless analyser of middle-class angst. Elegant, humorous and surprising, this is a classy performance.' The Times 'Maggie Gee is one of our most ambitious and challenging novelists.' Sunday Times 'This beautifully observed, intelligent and moving novel is one of those rare things - a small, carefully wrapped surprise that gets better and better with the unravelling.' The Scotsman 'My Cleaner is a moving, funny, engrossing book.' The Observer 'Gee satirises the liberal conscience of the chattering classes with uncomfortable perception in this hugely enjoyable novel ...' Metro 'Gee is unique as a novelist who is white and explores issues of race.' Bernardine Evaristo 'Her writing is clear as glass and has marvellous rhythm, fluency and grace.' Observer