Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction
`A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping' --Jojo Moyes `Original [and] unexpectedly funny' --SUNDAY TIMES `As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing... Warm, funny and thought-provoking' --OBSERVER `A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness... Wonderful and joyful' --Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN `Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming' Wendy Holden, -DAILY MAIL `I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' --Joanna Cannon `Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.' --SUNDAY EXPRESS `A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed- and sobbed' Cathy Rentzenbrink `An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness' --MAIL ON SUNDAY `So powerful - I completely loved Elsome time' --YORKSHIRE POST `Moving, funny and devastating' --THE HERALD `Quirky, witty and absorbing' HEAT `Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous' --Gavin Extence `A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking... restores your faith in humanity' --RED `You'll laugh and cry reading this fine debut' --PRIMA `Impeccable' --Dawn O'Porter `Delightful, dark and moving' --Sarah Pinborough `Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath' --Julie Cohen `A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected' --Lucy Clarke `Satisfyingly quirky' --NEW YORK TIMES
While Gail Honeyman was writing her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. Translation rights have sold to over thirty territories worldwide, Reese Witherspoon bought the film rights, and it was chosen as one of the Observer's Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She lives in Glasgow.