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Other people’s gods

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By Naomi Alderman   February 2010

Naomi Alderman’s first novel, Disobedience (2006), has been published in ten languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstone’s 25 Writers for the Future. Her journalism has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and Prospect. She also writes for computer games. Penguin will publish her new novel, The Lessons, in April 2010.

“Other people’s gods” was shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award. “Sometimes,” she told Prospect, “a piece of fiction can tell you what you…

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